Cham Prasidh

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Cham Prasidh
Cham Prasith UNIDO.jpg
Minister of Industry and Handicrafts
Assumed office
24 September 2013
Prime Minister Hun Sen
Preceded by Suy Sem
as Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy
Minister of Commerce
In office
24 October 1994 – 24 September 2013
Prime Minister Norodom Ranariddh
Ung Huot
Hun Sen
Preceded by Var Huot
Succeeded by Sun Chanthol
Member of Parliament
for Siem Reap
In office
Member of Parliament
for Kep
Assumed office
23 September 2013
Majority 10,134 (50.72%)
Personal details
Born Ung You Teckhor
(1951-05-16) May 16, 1951 (age 66)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Political party Cambodian People's Party
Spouse(s) Tep Bopha
Alma mater University of Phnom Penh

Cham Prasidh (Khmer: ចម ប្រសិទ្ធ; born May 16, 1951 in Phnom Penh) is the Cambodian Minister of Industry and Handicrafts.[1] He previously served as a Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce for 15 years. He is a member of the Cambodian People's Party and was elected to represent Siem Reap Province in the National Assembly of Cambodia in 2003.[2]

Cham was born Ung You Teckhor[3] to an ethnic Chinese family who were engaged in Entrepot trade. His father, Ung You Y, served as the member of parliament for Stung Treng province during Lon Nol's regime before the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia.[4]

After the 2013 general elections, the Ministry of Industry, Mines, and Energy was split into two separate ministries: the Ministry of Industry and the Handicrafts and Ministry of Mines and Energy with the reasoning that the scale of work was too big for one ministry to handle.[5]


  1. ^ Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia meet on development triangle
  2. ^ "Election results" Archived June 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Cambodia National Election Committee. Accessed June 18, 2008.
  3. ^ Gottesman (2004), p. 427
  4. ^ Gottesman (2004), p. 291
  5. ^ Kuch, Naren (November 9, 2013). "Industry Ministry to Be Split, New ‘Handicraft’ Focus". The Cambodia Daily. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 


  • Gottesman, Evans R., Cambodia After the Khmer Rouge: Inside the Politics of Nation Building, Silkworm Books, 2004, ISBN 974-9575-52-0