Thongbanh Sengaphone

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Thongbanh Sengaphone
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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
In office
21 March 2006 17 May 2014
Leader Choummaly Sayasone
Minister of Public Security
In office
27 March 2001 17 May 2014
Preceded by Asang Laoly
Succeeded byTo be determined
Personal details
Born2 May 1953
Thouai Beang, Kingdom of Laos
Died17 May 2014(2014-05-17) (aged 61)
Baan Nadi, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Political party Lao People's Revolutionary Party

Thongbanh Sengaphone (2 May 1953–17 May 2014) was a Laotian politician and member of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP). He served as Minister of Public Security and concurrently held seats in the LPRP's Central Committee (appointed at the 7th Congress of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party) and the Secretariat (appointed at the 8th Party Congress). [1]

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  3. "Máy bay quân sự rơi tại Lào".
  4. Military plane with top officials crashes in northern Laos RT.com. May 17, 2014.