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  1. Letter casts doubt on vow king will stay out of politics

    Posted Oct 29th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... that pledge. It calls on Prime Minister Hun Sen to allow two of the party's MPs accused of crimes to retain immunity from prosecution. Some analysts doubt the authenticity of the letter. It refers ... little is known about him. The uncertainty is partly owing to the acrimonious relationship between King Sihanouk and Hun Sen. The revered former monarch has for the past decade spent most of his ...

  2. Rapid succession for Sihanouk's son

    Posted Oct 13th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... to choose a successor by tomorrow's constitutional deadline. Prince Sihamoni, 51, also has the backing of the country's most powerful man, Prime Minister Hun Sen, a bitter political rival ... The king and Prince Ranariddh, the leader of the royalist Funcinpec party, have often been locked in political disputes with Mr Hun Sen. Prince Sihamoni has no political background. He was chosen ...

  3. Icon of an Era: the Dr Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum 1929.6.1

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Exhibition of more than 170 historical photographs (including of Dr Sun's coffin being brought up to the burial chamber of the mausoleum, above) and cultural relics from Dr Sun's grand funeral and entombment in Nanjing. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun (and public holidays), 10am-7pm, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2367 ...

  4. Hard act to follow

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of the royalty hating strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen, dictates otherwise. Since 1993, Cambodia has been a constitutional monarchy, which technically means that it has a king who reigns but does ... of the plane. Cynical observers mutter that king Sihanouk is rarely around because he and Hun Sen do not like one another. They point out that when the king returns home, he usually stays at a specially ...

  5. Sun Yat-sen gives Twins run for money

    Posted Apr 05th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Sun Yat-sen seems to have lost none of his lustre with the younger generation, ranking up there with music and film stars in a celebrity survey of primary school pupils. Pop group Twins topped the survey of 1,044 children conducted by the Hong Kong Children and Youth Services late last year. Bruce Lee, the late martial arts movie star, ranked second on the celebrity ...

  6. Gentle giant's on top of the world

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ruth Boon Sultan Kosen always stands out in a crowd. But that's no surprise: he is the tallest man in the world. The gentle giant is 29 and from Mardin, Turkey. He was in Hong Kong last week to promote Ripleys' New Guinness World Record Attracti ...

  7. A towering presence at home among skyscrapers

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com The tallest man in the world apologised to Hong Kong people yesterday for giving them cricks in their necks. 'They have difficulty talking to me as they need to raise their heads high,' Sultan Kosen said. 'I a ...

  8. Chinese hero's family celebrates anniversary

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Sun Sui-fang, 76, has been travelling widely in memory of her grandfather Sun Yat-sen, the 'Father of the Nation'. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Xin ... of the mainland to unveil bronze statues of Sun Yat-sen. She also hosted book signing events for her An Album in Memory of Dr Sun Yat-sen- Forever Caring China. Last Thursday, during a stopover in Hong ...

  9. If I were king...

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... to rescind his suspension of the government in June amid violent protests. Cambodia's ex-king Norodom Sihanouk had so many spats with Prime Minister Hun Sen that he spend most of his time ...

  10. A Sketch of Soong Chingling and Her Artefacts

    Posted Apr 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than 70 objects, including Soong Chingling's gold ring seal (above), and photographs provide glimpses into the life of the woman who was Dr Sun Yat-sen's wife and the honorary chairman of the People's Republic of China. Daily, 10am-6pm, (Sun and public holidays until 7pm), closed Thu, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 Castle Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$10, free on Wed. ...




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