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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

Chinese Factory Manager Deported, Another Stands Trial

A Chinese garment factory manager was deported yesterday after she was given a one year suspended sentence for destroying a picture of the late King Norodom Sihanouk, officials said. The deportation took place as another Chinese factory manager, Liv Kuy Chheang, was charged by the ...

Sentencing swift in pic ripping case

Less than 36 hours after Wang Zia Chao provoked a strike by destroying two photos of the late King Father in front of hundreds of Cambodian garment workers, the Chinese factory manager was booked, charged and convicted by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, which last ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102459392/National-news/sentencing-swift-in-sihanouk-pictures-ripping-case.html

Second Factory Manager Arrested for Lese Majeste

A second Chinese garment factory manager was arrested yesterday for destroying a photograph of the late King Norodom Sihanouk, while the woman who destroyed pictures of the late monarch at the factory in Phnom Penh on Monday was convinced and given a one-year suspended sentence, officials said. Employed ...

Royal Palace Road Closures Are Crippling Local Businesses

Owners of local businesses along six streets near the Royal Palace that have been closed to prevent excessive noise during the three-month mourning period for late King father Norodom Sihanouk said yesterday that the road blocks are having a negative impact on their trade. Gated roadblocks ...

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 ...

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

Prices rise during mourning

Flower prices soared considerably due to the official mourning period of Cambodia’s former king, Norodom Sihanouk, according to vendors. Crowds of people set upon flower shops at different markets in Phnom Penh, where tens of thousands of mourners participated in paying their respects to the former ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101859296/Business/prices-rise-during-mourning.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 ...

Huge Crowd at the Royal Palace Proves Logistical Challenge

With an estimated 1 million people- 10 times more than Phnom Penh authorities had expected- lining the streets yesterday for the arrival of Norodom Sihanouk’s remains, legions of police, medics, and street sweepers were working behind the scenes to make sure everything went smoothly. National Police ...

A nation pays respects

They came from down the road and from across the country, trailing flags and portraits in their wake. They paused to pin thin black ribbons and coarse patches of cloth onto blazing white shirts. And, one by one, starting early yesterday morning, Cambodian mourners lined the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101859295/National-news/a-nation-pays-respects.html

100,000 Expected to Welcome King Father’s Body

Authorities in Phnom Penh are expecting at least 100,000 people to line the city’s streets today as the body of King Father Norodom Sihanouk arrives back in Cambodia and embarks on a 10-km procession from the airport to the Royal Palace. The return of the retired King—who died ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/sihanouk/100000-expected-to-welcome-king-fathers-body-4095/

Sihanouk's body returns to Phnom Penh

The plane carrying the body of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk touched down this afternoon. The body made its way to the Royal Palace in a procession attended by more than 100,000 mourners. Even hours before the Boeing 747 carrying the late King Father arrived from Beijing, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101759282/National-news/sihanouks-body-returns-to-phnom-penh.html

Condolences for King Sihanouk Arrive From Home and Abroad

Local and foreign dignitaries offered their condolences to the royal family on news of the death in Beijing yesterday of King Father Norodom Sihanouk, who led his country out of colonial rule in the 1950s and went on to play a leading role in the country’s ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/sihanouk/condolences-for-king-sihanouk-arrive-from-home-and-abroad-3930/

King Father Norodom Sihanouk Dies at 89

Retired King Norodom Sihanouk, whose name for half a century was synonymous with Cambodia on the world stage, died in the early hours of Monday morning in Beijing. The former monarch, who was about to celebrate his 90th birthday on October 31, died peacefully in a ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/sihanouk/king-father-norodom-sihanouk-dies-at-89-3865/

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