Thongbanh attending the 9th Association of Southeast Asian Nations ministerial conference on Transnational Crime
|Member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party|
21 March 2006 –17 May 2014
|Minister of Public Security|
27 March 2001 –17 May 2014
|Preceded by||Asang Laoly|
|Succeeded by||To be determined|
|Born||2 May 1953|
Thouai Beang, Kingdom of Laos
|Died||17 May 2014 61) (aged|
Baan Nadi, Lao People's Democratic Republic
|Political party||Lao People's Revolutionary Party|
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