Hun Sen Sends Condolences Over Thai King’s Death

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King Bhumibol Adulyadej waves as he returns to Siriraj Hospital after a ceremony at the Grand Palace in Bangkok in December 2010. Reuters

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday offered his condolences to the Thai government and the Thai people over the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has died at the age of 88. 
 
According to an official letter which was sent to Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-Cha, Mr. Hun Sen said that His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the most revered King of Thailand and the longest reigning monarch in the world. 

“On behalf of the Royal Government and people of Cambodia, I extend my heartfelt sympathies and profound condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and all members of the royal family,” Mr. Hun Sen said. “As well as the government and the people of the Kingdom of Thailand, this is a great loss.”  

The premier added that The King’s death was a great loss for people around the world. 

“His wise kingship and tireless devotion to his nation, with great personality, will always be remembered by all Thai People,” Mr. Hun Sen said. 

King Bhumibol was born in 1927 and was on the throne for 70 years after becoming king in 1946. 

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