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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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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.
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.
Workers at a Cambodian garment factory protested on Monday after the plant's Chinese manager reportedly ripped up photos of the recently departed former king Norodom Sihanouk.
CAMBODIANS prayed for the soul of their former king Norodom Sihanouk and world leaders sent their condolences as the country prepared for the return of his body.
Though many Cambodians are too young to have emotional ties with him, Sihanouk spent a lifetime, trying to offer a better life to his people.
PHNOM PENH (TAP) -Norodom Sihanouk, the revered former king who was a towering figure in Cambodian politics through a half-century of war, genocide and upheaval, died Monday.
Chinese leaders on Monday expressed condolences on the death of Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk, calling him "a great friend of the Chinese people.
PHNOM PENH - Former King Norodom Sihanouk passed away in Beijing early Monday morning, government officials said.
If the test of politics is survival, Norodom Sihanouk must be counted as a master.