Kou Abhay

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Kou Abhay (Lao: ກຸ ອະໄພ; 7 December 1892– April 1964) was the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Laos from 7 January 1960 to 3 June 1960. He was the older brother of Nhouy Abhay the National Education and Fine Arts Minister. He was the Father of General Kouprasith Abhay (1932-2011) who launched a Right wing Coup d'état on 19 April 1964.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ US Department of State Office of the Historian, Foreign Relations of the United States, 1958-1960, East Asia-Pacific Region; Cambodia; Laos, Volume XVI-
  2. ^ Time Magazine Article published 1 February 1961 "Brother Act"
  3. ^ Time Magazine Article published 3 February 1961 "Time for Poets"
Political offices
Preceded by
Phoui Sananikone
Prime Minister of Laos
Succeeded by
Somsanith Vongkotrattana