Wednesday, 01 October 2014

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Cambodians Mourn Late King in Funeral Procession

Procession participants shield themselves from the sun with portraits of the late former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk in a funeral procession in Phnom Penh, February 1, 2013.Procession participants shield themselves from the sun with portraits of the late former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk in a funeral procession in Phnom Penh, February 1, 2013.
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Procession participants shield themselves from the sun with portraits of the late former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk in a funeral procession in Phnom Penh, February 1, 2013.
Procession participants shield themselves from the sun with portraits of the late former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk in a funeral procession in Phnom Penh, February 1, 2013.
VOA News
Hundreds of thousands of Cambodians flooded the streets of Phnom Penh Friday for funeral proceedings for the former king Norodom Sihanouk, who died in October.

Many of the mourners wept as the funeral procession carrying his casket wove through the streets of the capital city to a cremation ground next to the palace, where he was crowned as a teenagers in 1941.

His body has been lying in state at the Royal Palace after being flown from Beijing, where he died October 15 of a heart attack at the age of 89. The cremation - the climax of seven days of mourning - will take place Monday.

Sihanouk aligned himself with the murderous Khmer Rouge after he was ousted in 1970, only to later be imprisoned by the regime. He eventually fled to China.

After the Khmer Rouge fell in 1979, Sihanouk led an insurgency against the Vietnamese-installed government in his home country. He then returned to the throne in Cambodia where he abdicated in 2004, making way for his son to become king.

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Cambodia Foreign Minister UN Speech Touches More on World Issues, Less on Cambodiai
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29 September 2014
Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong's speech to the UN’s General Assembly on Monday in New York touches more on world issues and less on Cambodia. Before delivering his speech at UNGA, Hor Namhong told VOA Khmer that Cambodia was now enjoying peace and political stability after the two winning political parties in 2013 election had agreed to work together. His speech comes as Cambodia’s profile on the world stage has expanded in recent years. Cambodia has and improved economy and a growing participation in UN missions around the world. But Hor Namhong’s speech also comes amid deep criticism of Cambodia’s human rights record and a controversial agreement with Australia to help it resettle refuges in exchange for aid money. (VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann, Washington)

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