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Cambodian ex-king Norodom
Sihanouk to be cremated on Feb 4

Agence France-Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:PageTurner, 11/26/2012 3:07:56 PM

Phnom Penh - Cambodia´s beloved former monarch Norodom Sihanouk, who died aged 89 last month, will be cremated on Feb following an elaborate ceremony, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday. The cremation will be preceded by a procession on Feb 1 that will see King Sihanouk´s coffin carried from the royal palace in Phnom Penh to a funeral pyre in a nearby park, the premier said in a speech on national radio. "It will be a big ceremony," Mr Hun Sen said. More than a million mourners are expected to line the streets for the lavish procession, which will be broadcast live on television,

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Memba him? Cripes, I didn´t even know he died! A million mourners gathering for his funeral sure is a lot more than the Occupy-sized crowd that greeted Obama.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/26/2012 4:29:22 PM     (No. 9034806)

I memba. To be honest, I didn´t know he was still alive. A more opportunistic and flexible creature, you´ll never meet.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/26/2012 8:05:45 PM     (No. 9035074)

His death was announced at the time, but very subdued. He was adept at playing the Chinese off against the West. I think he had been spending some time in Beijing recently.

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