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Former King-Assassination Theory

High government officials denied the assassination charges against former King Norodom Sihanouk, saying that these comments were intended to make a rift between the government and the former King.

The 82 year-old monarch issued a royal decree on Sunday saying he was worried about an unnamed force that planned his assassination. He said that this force planned to get weapons and arrest him, torture him and kill him because of his comments which those people did not like.

Mr. Khiev Kanharith Minister of Information and the government's spokesman said that both the military and the people love and revere the former King.

Recently, there were exchanged words between Prime Minister Hun Sen, and the former King. Mr.Hun Sen said that if Ruom Rith, the monarch's close childhood friend continued to comment on the former King's website, he will broadcast on TV scenes from the killing of Mr. Preap In accused of being a traitor.