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Former King Criticizes Street Names Changes

Former King Norodom Sihanouk criticized the government for changing the names of important buildings which were the former Soviet Union's gifts to Cambodia.

He wonders if the government will change boulevards such as Norodom, Charles Degaulle, or Mao Tse-Dong too? He made such comments Thursday on his web site in French, which VOA translated unofficially saying the Cambodia-Soviet Friendship Hospital, and the Cambodia-Soviet Friendship Technical Institute were gifts when he went to visit the Soviet Union in 1960s, and were changed to Technical Institute of Phnom Penh, and Sihanouk Hospital.