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Brief Biography of The Late King Father NORODOM SIHANOUK


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The Late King Father NORODOM SIHANOUK, the Hero King, the King Father of Independence, Territorial Integrity and Khmer Unity, was crowned as Cambodian King at the age of 18. France crowned His Majesty as the king of Cambodia in 1941, bypassing his father in the hope that the 18 year old could easily be manipulated. However, after the war Sihanouk King embarked on an international campaign aimed at ensuring independence for Cambodia. Under his reign Cambodia was led to Independence from France in November 9, 1953.

His Majesty had emerged as the peacemaker and brought stability back to Cambodia. He had done numerous achievements to build up his nation. During  Songkom Reasniyom, Cambodia was known as the Pearl of Asia, a Peaceful  Island in Southeast Asia. His Majesty had always always tried to preserve the unity of his country and prevent it being gobbled up by the big powers. Therefore, Cambodian people still remained loyalty and deeply respected him for his highest virtual effort for the sake of nation.

Unfortunately, His Majesty died of a heart attack in Beijing at the age of 89 in October 15, 2012. His embalmed body has been lying in state at the royal palace for the last three months to allow people to pay their respects. on February 1, 2013, the Royal Cremation Ceremony started to convene and there are hundreds of thousands people came to fill the streets in Phnom Penh to pay their last highest respects to His Majesty.

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This entry was posted on April 1, 2016 by in History and tagged , .






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