Cambodian former King Norodom Sihanouk dies in Beijing – 10-15-2012 07:22 BJT – reposted by T.E. Yu 16th October 2012
Former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk has died at the age of 89 in China’s capital city of Beijing, where he was being treated for illnesses.
Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister announced that the former King died at 2:00 a.m. Monday of natural causes and hailed him as a great king that all respected and loved. He said that King Norodom Sihamoni will fly to Beijing Monday morning to receive Norodom Sihanouk’s body and take it to Cambodia for a traditional funeral.
Sihanouk suffered from various seious ailments and had been treated by doctors in Beijing for years. Sihanouk was the King of Cambodia from 1941 to 1955 and again from 1993 until 2004. He was the effective ruler of Cambodia from 1953 until 1970. Since his second abdication in 2004, he has been known as The King-Father of Cambodia, a position in which he retains many of his former responsibilities as constitutional monarch. Sihanouk has always maintained good relations with China. In 1965, he visited and met Chinese leader Mao Zedong. And during his exile later, he stayed and lived in China and received official treatment.
Oct. 15, 2012. (Xinhua)
ICCR Notes :
On behalf of Greater Imperial China, the temporary court of H.I.M. Ying III, Lord Protector, Council of Regency, and contemporary Mandarins associated with ICCR and ICCR associated Celestials convey their deepest condolences to the Cambodian Throne and Cambodian Peoples.