Book charting lives of PM’s sons

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Chhay Sophal launched his new book, entitled Three Brothers – New Blood Among the Heir yesterday. Heng Chivoan

Professor and author Chhay Sophal launched his new book charting the lives of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s three sons at an event in Phnom Penh on Wednesday.

Entitled Three Brothers – New Blood Among the Heir, Chhay Sophal’s ninth book was launched at a press conference hosted at his own book café in the capital’s Sen Sok district.

The book is a culmination of five years of research, including first-hand interviews. It offers an in-depth look into the lives of the Prime Minister’s three sons, Hun Manet, Hun Manit and Hun Many.

The book provides an insight into life growing up with highly influential parents, with themes covering major lessons they had learnt from their father, to intimate accounts of their personal and romantic lives, as well as their visions for the future of Cambodia.

After years of researching the men for the book, Sophal believes that all three brothers displayed the potential to become future leaders in the Kingdom.

When Sophal asked the three men whether they would like to succeed their father, he was reportedly told it would “entirely depend on support from party officials and the people”.

Sophal said he planned to write three or four more books in the future. Three Brothers – New Blood Among the Heir is now available at all major bookshops nationwide.