23 Jul '11, 2am

Former South Vietnam leader Nguyen Cao Ky dies

Former South Vietnam leader Nguyen Cao Ky dies

Nguyen Cao Ky, the flamboyant former air force general who ruled South Vietnam with an iron fist for two years during the Vietnam War, has died. He was 80. -- PHOTO: AP KUALA LUMPUR - NGUYEN Cao Ky, the flamboyant former air force general who ruled South Vietnam with an iron fist for two years during the Vietnam War, has died. He was 80. Peter Phan, General Ky's nephew, told The Associated Press that General Ky died early on Saturday at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he was being treated for some sort of respiratory complications. One of his nation's most colourful leaders, General Ky served as prime minister of US-backed South Vietnam in the mid-1960s. He had been commander of South Vietnam's air force when he assumed the post in 1965, the same year US involvement in the war escalated. In power during some of the war's most tumultuous times, he was a low-key ...

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