Tag Archive: Norodom Sihanouk

Khmer King Norodom Sihamoni – A dancer, a puppet, a prisoner of the palace?

Monarch Wears a Hollow Crown in a Kafkaesque Kingdom. BY SOVANNARITH KEO | NOVEMBER 12, 2014  –  The Cambodia Daily. If Jayavarman VII is known among Cambodians and the rest of the world… Continue reading

North Korea stays rent-free in Cambodia.

In the UK, the North Korean Embassy operates out of a simple house in West London. In the US and France, the pariah state has no diplomatic representation. But in Cambodia, the North… Continue reading

Just another Wednesday in Phnom Penh?

Today, Wednesday, October 15, 2014, is a public holiday. It’s the “Commemoration Day to the Royal Soul of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk, Preahmahaviraksat, King-Father of the Cambodian National Independence,… Continue reading

Cambodia – 60th independence anniversary, November 9, 2013.

Cambodia Independence Day – November 9, 2013. Cambodia was a French protectorate for 90 years before it gained independence from France on November 9, 1953. The Independence Day, which marks that event, is a… Continue reading

Mounting Repression by Police and Security Forces in Cambodia.

The repressive behavior of the Cambodian one-party government, its authorities and police forces increases from day to day. The most recent open provocation and harsh repression took place Monday morning, October 21, 2013… Continue reading

Phnom Penh – Inauguration of KIng Norodom Sihanouk Statue.

King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath inaugurated a statue of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk on October 11, 2013. The 4.5-meter-tall bronze statue sits on a 27-meter-tall memorial set-up in… Continue reading

Cambodia – One more public holiday in the Kingdom of Wonder.

King Father memorials mandated The government has issued a notice calling on the “entire Cambodian nation” to observe the first anniversary of the death of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk on October 15,… Continue reading

Cambodge – La statue de l’ex-Roi-Père finie début d’octobre.

COMMÉMORATION – Les travaux de construction de la statue de l’ex-Roi-Père finis début d’octobre La statue du Roi-Père défunt, Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk, appelé la statue de Preah Borom Ratanak Kaudh, a été… Continue reading

Cambodia to issue new 100,000-riel banknote featuring royal family pictures

Cambodia will launch a new 100,000-Riel banknote (~ 25 U.S. dollars) to celebrate the sixtieth birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni on May 14. “The new bill will be officially issued in the next couple… Continue reading

The Four Southeast Asia Monarchies.

Assessing the Relevance of Southeast Asia’s Monarchies Southeast Asia has four monarchies, each with its own unique traits. Brunei is an absolute monarchy, while Thailand, Malaysia, and Cambodia have the constitutional form. The… Continue reading