Soukanh Mahalath

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Soukanh Mahalath
Minister of Finance
In office
27 March 2001 – 2003
Prime MinisterBounnhang Vorachith
Preceded byBounnhang Vorachith
Succeeded byChansy Phosikham
Governor of the Central Bank
In office
6 August 1999 – 27 March 2001
Prime MinisterSisavath Keobounphanh
Preceded byCheuang Sombounkhanh
Succeeded byPhoupheth KhamphounevongὛΐᾞ
Personal details
Born(1954-06-07)7 June 1954
Luang Prabang Province, Laos
Died17 May 2014(2014-05-17) (aged 59)
Political partyLao People's Revolutionary Party

Soukanh Mahalath (Lao: ສຸກັນ ມະຫາລາດ; 7 June 1954 – 17 May 2014) was a Laotian politician and member of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party. Mahalath was the Mayor of Vientiane, the country's capital city, until his death in May 2014.[1][2] He had previously held the positions of Minister of Finance from 2001 to 2003 and the governor of the Bank of the Lao P.D.R., the country's central bank, from 1999 until 2001.[3]

Soukanh Mahalath was killed in the Lao People's Liberation Army Air Force An-74 plane crash on 17 May 2014.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Chaichalearmmongkol, Nopparat (2014-05-18). "Laos Declares Days of Mourning After Plane Crash". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  2. ^ a b "Lao defence minister killed in plane crash". Bangkok Post. 2014-05-17. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
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