Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Cambodia

Royal Family Leaves for Medical Checkup in China

Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni (L) and Queen mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk sit on the royal float as they transport urns with some of the cremains of former late King Norodom Sihanouk from a crematorium to the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh February 7, 2013.
Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni (L) and Queen mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk sit on the royal float as they transport urns with some of the cremains of former late King Norodom Sihanouk from a crematorium to the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh February 7, 2013.
Heng Reaksmey
King Norodom Sihamoni, Queen Mother Norodom Monineath and other members of the Royal Palace departed for China on Thursday for routine health checkups.

This is the first time they’ve left the country since the funeral of the late former king Norodom Sihanouk. They will stay about two weeks, Royal Palace officials said.

Prime Minister Hun Sen, National Assembly President Heng Samrin and other top officials saw the royal family off on Thursday.

Observers say the departure of the royal family is unlikely to affect Cambodia’s political situation.

“I don’t believe there will be turmoil when the king leaves,” said Kem Sokha, head of the opposition Human Rights Party.

Independent political analyst Lao Mong Hay said the trip to China will also likely be a way for King Norodom Sihamoni to continue a relationship with Chinese officials, which was strong under the late king, who died in Beijing in October.
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Thai Leader on Two-Day Diplomatic Visit to Cambodiai
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30 October 2014
The head of Thailand’s military-controlled government begins a two-day visit to Cambodia today, in a bid to improve diplomatic ties with Cambodia in talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen and other officials. Premier Prayuth Chan-ocha also hopes to improve cooperation along the borders and “clear up controversies of the past,” a spokesman for Hun Sen told reporters Thursday. (Kong Sothanarith, Phnom Penh)

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