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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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The coal-fired dam is part of a project in Preah Sihanouk which will see another plant constructed capable of delivering over 400 MW.
The statue is built to express gratitude and to commemorate the late King Norodom Sihanouk, the father of independence, territorial integrity and national unity," he said.
This poses a danger to the royal family because this prince uses the name of former King Norodom Sihanouk and uses the name on behalf of the royal cabinet of the Queen Mother Norodom Monineath to gain popularity for the opposition party," the premier said.
Et seuls les invites - outre les hauts-responsables cambodgiens, plusieurs chefs de gouvernement asiatiques, le prince du Japon Akishino et le Premier ministre francais Jean-Marc Ayrault - ont pu s'incliner une derniere fois devant le cercueil dore, avant le roi Norodom Sihamoni, fils de Sihanouk, et de sa veuve, la reine Monique.
Sihanouk, who led Cambodia for 50 years, died last week in Beijing.
Sihanouk died aged 89 of a heart attack in Beijing, where he had been receiving medical treatment since January for multiple ailments.
A pre-eminent figure in Cambodia's history for seven decades, Sihanouk however will also be remembered as a puppet kept by the Khmer Rouge during their 1970s reign of terror that killed almost a quarter of the Cambodian population.
In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Li Zhanshu, director of the General Office of the Communist Party of China's Central Committee earlier visited Sihanouk in Beijing Hospital as he lay dying and conveyed their sympathy to him.
Nhiek Bunchhay, deputy prime minister and secretary general of royalist FUNCINPEC Party told Kyodo News that King Norodom Sihanouk who is in Beijing for medical check-up died of heart attack early Monday morning.
When his European masters became bogged down in their war against the insurgent Vietnamese, led by Ho Chi Minh, Sihanouk cleverly forced the overstretched French to grant Cambodia its independence in 1953.
Summary: Riyadh, Dhu Al-Hijjah 29, 1431 H/Dec 05, 2010, SPA -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of condolences to King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia in the aftermath of the stampede that occurred in his country and caused deaths and injuries.
The renewed commitment expands a program launched in 2008 in conjunction with the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE in Phnom Penh that provides free cancer screenings, medications, patient education and medical staff training at the charity hospital.