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Cambodia Unveils Statue of Former King Sihanouk

Nearly one year ago Cambodia’s former head of state, King Father Norodom Sihanouk, died in Beijing at the age of 89. On Friday, hundreds of dignitaries watched as a statue of the father of Cambodian independence was unveiled in central Phnom Penh.   The death in October 2012 of Norodom Sihanouk - a dominant figure in 20th century Cambodia - was a seminal moment for the kingdom.   On October 17 last year, tens of thousands of people lined Phnom Penh’s streets to witness the return of ...

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