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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The flawed legacy of Norodom Sihanouk

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the murderous Khmer Rouge regime. Cambodia suffered, and so did Sihanouk: five of his 14 children were among the estimated 1.7 million people who perished. It is a poignant example of how his fate ... Cambodia into the Vietnam war, China backed the Khmer Rouge and Vietnam invaded, occupying between 1979 and 1990. Even after his return to usher in a new era of independence under UN oversight, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1063484/flawed-legacy-norodom-sihanouk
  2. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodians bid farewell to ex-king ahead of cremation

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 05:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... in 2004 after steering Cambodia through six decades marked by independence from France, civil war, the murderous Khmer Rouge regime, his own exile and finally peace. Sihanouk- a self-confessed ... General Lon Nol in 1970, he aligned himself with the Khmer Rouge, only to be placed under house arrest as the communist regime terrorised the nation. Before the Vietnamese toppled the Khmer Rouge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1141942/cambodians-bid-farewell-ex-king-ahead-cremation
  3. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Former king Norodom Sihanouk mourned

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... to independence from France and a rare period of political stability. In his most controversial decision, Sihanouk aligned himself with the communist Khmer Rouge after being ousted by US-backed general Lon Nol in 1970. After seizing power, the Khmer Rouge put Sihanouk under house arrest. Their 1975-79 reign of terror killed up to two million people, including five of Sihanouk's 14 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1063440/former-king-norodom-sihanouk-mourned
  4. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Mourners mass for homecoming of Cambodian ex-king

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 03:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... with the communist Khmer Rouge after being ousted by US-backed general Lon Nol in 1970. After seizing power, the Khmer Rouge put Sihanouk under house arrest in the royal palace. Their 1975-79 reign of terror killed up to two million people, including five of Sihanouk’s 14 children. Before the Vietnamese invaded and toppled the Khmer Rouge, Sihanouk took exile in China, which he saw as a second home. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1063214/mourners-mass-homecoming-cambodian-ex-king
  5. News - China

    Xi Jinping mourns 'China's great friend' Sihanouk

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... of Lon Nol had been ousted by the Khmer Rouge, for which he had previously expressed support. The Khmer Rouge let Sihanouk return, but it later put him under house arrest and ordered his execution. He went into exile again in Beijing in 1979 as Vietnamese forces toppled the Khmer Rouge. Sihanouk regained the throne in 1993, in a Cambodia scarred by civil war. He abdicated in 2004. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1062009/xi-jinping-mourns-chinas-great-friend-sihanouk
  6. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Huge crowds mourn Cambodia’s beloved former king

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 10:33am by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... decades marked by independence from France, civil war, the murderous Khmer Rouge regime, his own exile and finally peace. Many elderly Cambodians credit him with overseeing a rare period of political stability in the 1950s and 1960s, following independence, until the Khmer Rouge emerged in the 1970s. Up to two million people died under their reign of terror, including five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1140905/huge-crowds-mourn-cambodias-beloved-former-king
  7. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodia mourns beloved ex-king Sihanouk

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 01:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... and prepared for the return of his body from China. Sihanouk, who steered his country through decades of painful political and social upheavals, from independence to war, the Khmer Rouge terror ... health, and his reputation for somewhat erratic political manoeuvres- including his ill-fated backing of the Khmer Rouge before he himself was locked up by the murderous hardline communist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1062376/cambodia-mourns-beloved-ex-king-sihanouk
  8. News - China

    Cambodian king in Beijing to bring back Sihanouk

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 04:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... unanswered. The revered and charismatic Sihanouk, whose life encompassed turbulent years of rule, exile and war including the Khmer Rouge reign of terror, died at the age of 89. Sihanouk had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1061671/cambodian-king-beijing-bring-back-sihanouk
  9. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodian king returns home to sea of mourners

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 11:30am by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... with the communist Khmer Rouge after being ousted by US-backed general Lon Nol in 1970. After seizing power, the Khmer Rouge put Sihanouk under house arrest in the royal palace. Their 1975-79 reign of terror killed up to two million people, including five of Sihanouk’s own children. Before the Vietnamese invaded and toppled the Khmer Rouge, Sihanouk took exile in China. He continued to push ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1063098/cambodian-king-returns-home-sea-mourners
  10. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodia’s ex-king Norodom Sihanouk dies in Beijing

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 08:31am by AFP

    ... was toppled in a US-backed coup by one of his own generals, Lon Nol, in 1970. Sihanouk then aligned himself with communist guerrillas Khmer Rouge. The hardline communist movement used him as a figurehead as they seized power before putting him under house arrest in the royal palace with his family during their 1975-79 reign of terror. Sihanouk later condemned the Khmer Rouge, whose bloody ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1061473/cambodias-ex-king-norodom-sihanouk-dies-beijing

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