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Former King Sihanouk Quits Website Writing

Former King Norodom Sihanouk said on Friday that he will stop posting any personal comments related to politics or other subjects that make some politicians unhappy. He also said that his friend, Ruom Rith, will also stop making comments on the same website.

The comments were written in French. The former king said that his action does not reflect his fears of the politicians' unhappiness, but rather his old age and his illnesses. He asks for the Cambodian people to understand.

The majesty's decisions to withdraw from making comments on his personal website was prompted by a tense political situation. Prime Minister Hun Sen threatens to use military forces if, and when, someone wants to protest about the border issues, asking for more power for the former king.