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 by To be determined
Personal details
Born 2 May 1953
Thouai Beang, Kingdom of Laos
Died 17 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]

On 17 May 2014, Sengaphone died when the plane he was traveling on crashed in northern Laos.[2][3] He was traveling to Xiangkhouang Province to attend a ceremony celebrating the 55th anniversary of the second division of the Lao People's Army.[4]


  1. ^ "Members of the Lao Government". Lao News Agency. Archived from the original on June 3, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ Lao deputy PM dies in plane crash Bangkok Post. 17 May 2014. Accessed 17 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Máy bay quân sự rơi tại Lào". 
  4. ^ Military plane with top officials crashes in northern Laos May 17, 2014.