King Father Norodom Sihanouk

Norodom Sihanouk Statue, Phnom Penh Still Under Guard

Public access to a new statue of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk near Phnom Penh’s Independence Monument continued to be tightly regulated Wednesday, one day after the anniversary of the monarch’s death, while armed military police remained stationed on street corners.

October 17, 2013

Statue of King Father to Be Unveiled October 11

The finished memorial statue of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk will be placed in a purpose-built stupa on Saturday and officially unveiled on October 11, municipal spokesman Long Di­manche said Sunday.

September 30, 2013

Royal Funeral Offers Peek at Country’s Power Politics

The King rarely makes public remarks these days. So when Norodom Sihamoni on Monday addressed 400 prisoners who were released in a ceremony at late King Father Norodom Siha­nouk’s cremation, his words offered rare insight into his position in the country.

February 11, 2013

110 Days of Remembering Norodom Sihanouk

Keo Sovan Mony journeyed from Preah Vihear province to Phnom Penh to welcome King Father Norodom Sihanouk’s body back to Cambodia on October 17. But unlike the hundreds of thousands of mourners who joined her in the capital 110 days ago, the 68-year-old Buddhist nun never left.

February 5, 2013

Mourners Rush to Buy King Father Mementos

Hundreds of vendors have tak­en to the streets around the Royal Pal­ace to sell badges, ribbons, and post­ers—mementos the mourners can buy to remember their be­loved former monarch.

February 5, 2013

Thai Spy Freed; 412 Prisoners to Be Released on Monday

Ratree Pipattanapaiboon, who had been imprisoned on espionage charges since 2010, shed tears of joy when her six-year sentence came to an early end on Friday thanks to a Royal Pardon by King Sihamoni, who has lessened scores of jail terms and released hundreds of Cam­bodian prisoners to mark the cremation of his late father […]

February 4, 2013

The Final Journey of King Father Norodom Sihanouk

The golden casket bearing the body of the late King Father No­ro­dom Sihanouk made its final journey through the streets of Phnom Penh on Friday before coming to rest at Veal Mean, where an elaborate site has been constructed for the royal cremation on Monday.

February 3, 2013

A Generation Says Farewell to Their King, Norodom Sihanouk

Va Sin was just 27 the last time Cambodia said goodbye to a king. It was 1960 and King Noro­dom Suramarit, the father of No­rodom Sihanouk, had passed away, ceding the throne to his son, who was serving as prince and head of state.

February 3, 2013
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