Cựu vương Sihanuk
AK 17/10- UV Quốc vụ viện TQ Đới Bỉnh Quốc tháp tùng quan tài của Cựu vương về Campuchia hôm nay, NPN BNG TQ Hong Lei công bố sáng nay.
Hoãn Lễ hội nước: Theo một văn bản của chính phủ ban hành tối 16/10, Lễ hội nước 27-29/11 năm nay không tổ chức ở Phnom Penh vì quốc tang cựu vương. Tuy nhiên ở những địa phương khác vẫn có thể tổ chức lễ hội nước và người lao động vẫn được nghỉ 3 ngày. AKP 16/10.
Lời cuối của Trẫm: According to Prince Sisowath Thomico, Sihanouk’s advisor, Sihanouk’s lat words to members of the royal family were: “To do good things to the [Khmer] society and to provide justice to all Khmer people”.
Quốc tang lớn nhất ở CPC cho tới nay là 1960: Vua cha King Norodom Suramarit.
PHNOM PENH (Cambodia Herald) – The funeral for King Father Norodom Sihanouk, who died in Beijing Monday, is expected to be the biggest royal funeral in Cambodia in at least half a century, observers say.
A foreign historian, who asked not to be named, noted that Sihanouk’s mother Queen Sisowath Kossamak was the last senior member of the Cambodian royal family to die in 1975.
She died in Beijing, where Prince Sihanouk had been living in exile for five years, and her ashes were returned to Cambodia by the prince under Khmer Rouge escort.
The funeral for Sihanouk’s father, King Norodom Suramarit, who died in 1960, was a much more public affair.
His death on April 3 was greeted by a salvo of 66 cannon shots at 12:40 p.m., according to “A Nation in Mourning”, a special issue of Cambodian Commentary dated April-May, 1960.
16 October 2012 (Cambodia Herald) – King Father Norodom Sihanouk ascended the Tiananmen Gate Tower in central Beijing more times than any other foreign leader, Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday.
The report, citing China Central Television, said he walked up the tower with Chinese leaders on six occasions “which is the most compared with other heads of state.”
The late former king had close ties with all Chinese leaders since Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China in 1949