Phnom Penh (FN), Apr. 15 – The Ministry of Information’s Secretary of State Mao Ayuth died of COVID19 at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital at 6 p.m. on 15 April 2021, a source at the ministry told Fresh News Thursday.

Mao Ayuth, 77, living in Sangkat Boeung Reang, Khan Daun Penh, was tested positive of COVID19 on 5 April 2021.

He was known as a senior official and a well-known film director. His outstanding films are “The Crocodile” directed in 2003 and "Luong Preah Sdech Korn" in 2016.