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Sihanouk

King Norodom . born 1922, Cambodian statesman; king of Cambodia (1941--55 and from 1993); prime minister (1955--60), after which he became head of state. He was deposed in 1970 but reinstated (1975--76) following the victory of the Khmer Rouge in the civil war. He was head of state in exile from 1982; returned in 1991 and became monarch in 1993 under a new constitution
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Authorities are requesting that anyone who attended a party near the family's home in Phnum 2, Tum Nub Rolork Commune, Stung Hav District in Preah Sihanouk province contact Sihanouk Police Command or CPU (077247247).
Sihanouk's son Prince Norodom Ranariddh is a key actor representing the royalist party FUNCINPEC, which later split into several different parties and suffered a huge defeat in the general elections in 2008.
In late January to early February 1956, Sihanouk, then prime minister of Cambodia (he was king from 1941 to 1955 and, afterwards, head of state from 1960 to 1970 and from 1975 to 1976, then king once more from 1993 until his death), visited the Philippines.
The memory of Sihanouk's role in the rise of the Khmer Rouge to power also loomed over these contemporary failings.
Sihanouk wanted a similar conference to ensure the neutralization of Cambodia.
The family lingered in Phnom Penh in reduced circumstances until 1965, when Sihanouk, in an impromptu gesture, impulsively exiled them all.
Prime Minister Hun Sen said at the unveiling Sihanouk's achievements remain "embedded in the minds" of the Cambodian people and will never be forgotten.
The last few months of King Father Norodom Sihanouk's life, with all the pain and physical stresses that he endured - his life hanging by a thread from day to day, and he all the time cheerful and undaunted, stricken in body but quite undisturbed and even unaffected in spirit - these have made a profound and an enduring impression and should be a help to all.
Sihanouk died aged 89 of a heart attack in Beijing, where he had been receiving medical treatment since January for multiple ailments.
PHNOM PENH - Former King Norodom Sihanouk passed away in Beijing early Monday morning, government officials said.
Chinese leaders on Monday expressed condolences on the death of Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk, calling him "a great friend of the Chinese people."
15 (Xinhua-ANI): Cambodian retired King Norodom Sihanouk died of natural cause at the age of 90 in China's capital city of Beijing, where he had his diseases treated by Chinese doctors, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Nhik Bun Chhay confirmed on Monday.