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 (sē′ə-no͝ok′), King Norodom 1922-2012.
Cambodian politician who led Cambodia to independence from France (1953) during his first rule as king (1941-1955) and later, although twice exiled, served as prime minister (1955-1957), head of state (1960-1970 and 1975-1976), and king (1993-2004).


(Biography) King Norodom (ˌnɒrəˈdɒm). 1922–2012, Cambodian statesman; king of Cambodia (1941–55 and1993–2004); 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; abdicated 2004


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Prince Norodom, Norodom Sihanouk.
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Cambodia and China's is a longstanding relationship, dating back to Norodom Sihanouk meeting Zhou Enlai in Bandung, Indonesia in April 1955.
Cambodia's late King Norodom Sihanouk brought the relics from Sri Lanka to Cambodia in 1957 to mark the 2,500th anniversary of Buddha's birth.
In October 2012, King-Father Norodom Sihanouk passed away in Beijing, in what many Cambodians regarded as the death of Cambodia's last god-king.
Until his demise in 2012, Norodom Sihanouk was a phenomenon of political and indeed physical survivor--in stark contrast with a large part of his unfortunate people.
Working primarily through the very familiar sources housed at the UK National Archives in file series F0371, drawing principally on British perceptions, policies, and actions as the vantage point from which to engage this Southeast Asian story in international history, Tarling presents what an attentive reader will recognise as an insightful, richly documented, and fair assessment of the mercurial Prince Norodom Sihanouk and his long effort, from 1954 into 1970, to preserve the independence and territorial integrity of his small and vulnerable nation.
His father, Sam Sary (1917-62) was a fiery, talented official who was a trusted confidant of Cambodia's flamboyant young leader, King (later Prince, later King again) Norodom Sihanouk (1922-2012).
On 25 February 2014, Prime Minister Hun Sen inaugurated a new coal-fired power plant capable of providing 100MW of power in Preah Sihanouk province and revealed plans to drastically boost the nation's energy sector.
Meanwhile, King Sihanouk, in 1952-3, was going ahead with "his vigorous, well-orchestrated and beautifully timed royal crusade for independence," which led the French to grant freedom to Cambodia.
Cambodia unveiled a statue of late King Norodom Sihanouk on Friday to honor his achievements in securing the country's independence and contributing to national development and reconciliation.
I don't want politicians to involve the names of the Queen Mother and King Norodom Sihamoni in political issues because of me, " said Thomico, who has recently joined the main opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party and runs as a candidate for the members of parliament to represent Preah Sihanouk province in the upcoming polls.
L'ancien roi du Cambodge Norodom Sihanouk a ete incinere hier lundi a Phnom Penh en presence de plusieurs dignitaires etrangers, point d'orgue des ceremonies d'adieu du pays a celui qui l'a accompagne pendant toute la seconde moitie du XXe siecle.
Phnom Penh: Cambodians lined the banks of the Mekong River on Tuesday as the ashes of their revered former King Norodom Sihanouk were lowered into the murky water a day after his cremation in Phnom Penh.