Norodom Sihanouki

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. 

  • Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met Cambodian counterpart, Hun Sen to discuss topics such as trade and infrastructure, as well as Myanmar and Ukraine
  • After China, Japan is Cambodia’s largest donor and has funded major projects such as the construction of bridges and upgrading clean water and sewage systems

An aide said Ranariddh went to Paris in late 2019 for medical treatment of a broken pelvis. Ranariddh died in France and a cause of death was not given.

From Denmark’s Queen Margrethe to King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia, these are the royals who have spoken up and lead by example when it comes to equal rights


‘A New Sun Rises Over the Old Land’, translated into English for the first time, captures the zeitgeist of 1960s Cambodia and its accompanying hope, before the dark days of the Khmer Rouge that were to follow.

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. 

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.

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.


Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Phnom Penh to pay their last respects to revered former king Norodom Sihanouk on his final journey home.

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and Prime Minister Hun Sen arrived in Beijing to bring home the body of former king Norodom Sihanouk who died earlier on Monday.