The Ashes

The body of former king Norodom Sihanouk was cremated last Monday. It was quite a momentous occasion, and although a supposed one million people lined the streets when his body was repatriated from Beijing in October, the funeral procession attracted far fewer people. Many streets were blocked off and it…

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The King and Us

The King has always held a special place in Cambodian’s hearts, and by this I don’t mean one particular king, but the idea in general. This is despite the job historically being a dangerous occupation, with all sorts of jealous contenders and potential usurpers waiting around to strike. The more…

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