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Rainsy election boycott call a ‘betrayal of King’

Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong on Wednesday criticised calls from former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) leader Sam Rainsy to boycott the July 29 elections as a “betrayal to the King, nation and people”. He also labelled Rainsy “stupid” in comparing himself with the late ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rainsy-election-boycott-call-betrayal-king

Sihanouk statue waves down on Royal Palace

A familiar figure has popped up atop a building that authorities in Phnom Penh ordered demolished in October for violating height restrictions around the Royal Palace: a statue of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk. “I have built a King statue on the top of my building ...

Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/sihanouk-statue-waves-down-on-royal-palace-56896/

Shops to close, limit hours

Many restaurants, shops, supermarkets and tourist sites in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap will operate at a limited capacity or close entirely this Sunday as Cambodians line up at voting stations to elect a new government. Despite the closures, Ang Kim Eang, president of the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/shops-close-limit-hours

Fears over new bank note

The new 100,000 riel banknote depicting the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk is not just a pretty historical token. It will also help inject much needed cash into the economy, according to the National Bank of Cambodia. Although take-up will occur as older banknotes of other ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013051465591/Business/fears-over-new-bank-note.html

Full text of China-Cambodia joint press communique

The following is the full text of the joint press communique between China and Cambodia issued on Tuesday during the official visit by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Pedei Techo Hun Sen of the Kingdom of Cambodia to China: Joint Press Communique Between the People’s ...

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8200926.html

King Father Mementos a Big Business for City's Vendors

Portraits of the late King Father Norodm Sihanouk covered the floor and dozens of coin-sized badges emblazoned with his image were scattered on the sidewalk in front of the Singha Mean printing house yesterday. Kuo Ransiky, the 41-year-old owner of the printshop on Phnom Penh’s street ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Factory boss tried for crumpling moon pic

The Kandal Provincial Court yesterday tried and convicted a Chinese factory supervisor for damaging a photograph of the moon in which the likeness of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk is believed to have been seen. Judge Lim Sokuntha said the court had sentenced Leav Kuyseang, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102659426/National-news/factory-boss-tried-for-crumpling-moon-pic.html

Deported home in disgrace

A Chinese woman found guilty of intentionally causing damage after tearing up photos of the late King Father was deported yesterday morning – a mere two days after the crime occurred. Wang Zia Chao, 43, who on Tuesday was given a suspended one-year prison sentence, left ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102559412/National-news/deported-home-in-disgrace.html

Boss commits royal blunder

A Chinese factory manager sparked a near-riot in Phnom Penh yesterday morning after publicly destroying two photos of the late King Father in front of hundreds of workers. More than a thousand employees of the Top World garment factory launched an immediate strike, and threatened to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102359368/National-news/boss-commits-royal-blunder.html

Vendors Capitalize on King Father Keepsakes and Memorabilia

Vendors at the Royal Palace were doing a brisk trade yesterday, as people wanting to own a little piece of history- King Father Norodom Sihanouk memorabilia- purchased photographs of the late monarch, as well as freshly printed T-shirts bearing late King’s image. Almost immediately after news ...

Strikes put on pause for King Father

The Free Trade Union expects thousands of workers from across the country to join FTU president Chea Mony in paying respects to the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Tuesday.   To make up for the lost day of work, workers will instead work on October ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101959307/National-news/strikes-put-on-pause-for-king-father.html

Phnom Penh Water Festival off

The Cambodian government has decided to cancel this year’s Water Festival in Phnom Penh out of respect for the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Tuesday. The Prime Minister said in a circular notice that the celebration on the Tonle Sap ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101859288/National-news/water-festival-cancelled-in-honour-of-the-king.html

One Million Line the Streets in Final Farewell to King Father

The late King Father Norodom Sihanouk made his final journey back to Cambodia yesterday to be greeted by an estimated 1 million people who lined the streets in reverential silence to witness the return of the country’s much-loved monarch. Cambodians of all ages stood silently on ...

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