Thongbanh Sengaphone

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Thongbanh Sengaphone
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
LeaderChoummaly Sayasone
Minister of Interior
In office
8 June 2006 – 17 May 2014
Preceded bySoutchay Thammasith
Succeeded byTo be determined
Personal details
Born2 May 1953
Thouai Beang, Kingdom of Laos
Died17 May 2014(2014-05-17) (aged 61)
Baan Nadi, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Political partyLao People's Revolutionary Party

Thongbanh Sengaphone (Lao: ທອງບັນ ແສງອາພອນ; 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 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.[citation needed]


  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". Archived from the original on 2014-05-17. Retrieved 2014-05-18.