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Norodom Sihanouk

Former king and leader of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk was crowned in 1941. He further consolidated his power in the 1950s before he was toppled by a US-backed coup in 1970 and was exiled to Beijing. He later returned and supported the Khmer Rouge but was eventually put under house arrest by the communist regime. Sihanouk regained the throne in 1993. In 2004, he abdicated due to illness and left the throne to his son. On October 15, 2012, Sihanouk died of a heart attack at age 89 in Beijing. 

Briefs, February 6, 2013

The companion of an Indian medical student who died after being gang-raped identified the bus on which the attack took place as he testified in the trial of five adults accused of her murder. 

Wednesday, 6 February, 2013, 5:31am

Cambodia mourns as beloved ex-king Sihanouk cremated

Hundreds of thousands of Cambodians dressed in black and white gathered on Monday ahead of the cremation of revered former king Norodom Sihanouk, who steered the war-ravaged kingdom through six turbulent decades.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Talking points

The maximum weight limit for passengers' luggage on the MTR's East Rail Line drops from 33kg to 23kg today. This is one of the measures announced last week to crack down on mainlanders buying milk formula in Hong Kong, which has led to a shortage.

4 Feb 2013 - 3:02am

Cambodians bid farewell to ex-king ahead of cremation

Thousands of Cambodians paid their last respects to their beloved former king Norodom Sihanouk as his body lay in state on Saturday ahead of his cremation next week.

2 Feb 2013 - 5:39pm

Huge crowds mourn Cambodia’s beloved former king

A sea of mourners filled the streets of the Cambodian capital on Friday for a lavish funeral for revered former king Norodom Sihanouk, who towered over six tumultuous decades in his nation’s history.

1 Feb 2013 - 9:18pm

Talking points

King's body makes final journey

1 Feb 2013 - 3:15am

Cambodian factory fires Chinese supervisor in Sihanouk faux pas

Factory managers expressed regret and dismissed a Chinese supervisor yesterday after angry Cambodian garment factory workers demanded that she be punished for tearing up a poster of their late former king.

23 Oct 2012 - 11:18am

How they see it, October 21, 2012

1. China Daily

21 Oct 2012 - 1:39am

Chinese help to embalm body of Cambodian king Norodom Sihanouk

Cambodia has begun preparations to embalm former king Norodom Sihanouk, who will lie in state at the Royal Palace for three months ahead of a lavish funeral, a royal aide said.

19 Oct 2012 - 3:19am

Chinese experts to help embalm Cambodian ex-king

Cambodia began preparations on Thursday to embalm its revered former king Norodom Sihanouk, who will lie in state at the palace for three months ahead of a lavish funeral, a royal aide said.

18 Oct 2012 - 8:34pm