The King of Cambodia is Norodom Sihamoni, the eldest son of King Norodom Sihanouk and Queen Norodom Monineath. He was born on May 14, 1953, just six months before Cambodia gained its independence from France.
Although Cambodia did not issue its own currency until after independence in 1953, coins circulated here for more than 2,000 years – even before rise of the Angkor Empire in the 9th century.
Having lived for extensive periods of time in North Korea between 1981 and 1993, I have great sympathy for the valiant people of North Korea, who have suffered through no fault of their own.
Prayers commemorating late King Norodom Sihanouk are expected to be held today.
We’ve always been curious about who the members of the royal family are beyond the walls of the Royal Palace. Ambassador Julio A. Jeldres, PhD, Counsellor to the Cabinet of the King of Cambodia gives us answers through his book “The Royal House of Cambodia”.
This year marks the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Cambodia and Japan. Both countries plan to organise a series of events to commemorate their time-honoured friendship and partnership.
The Supreme Court upholds two lower court decisions that find former opposition leader Sam Rainsy guilty of defaming National Assembly president Heng Samrin.
Cambodia is commemorating the fifth anniversary of the death of King Norodom Sihanouk.