Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cambodia is mourning for the death of His Majesty King Father Norodom Sihanouk

There are  many achievements during his leadership ,the description below is just some of  His Majesty King Norodom Sihanouk's Great Achievements

His Majesty King Norodom Sihanouk's biography:
+Birth Date: 31/10/1922
+Birthplace: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+Parents: King. Norodom Suramarit & Queen Sisowath Monivong Kossomak Nearyroth Sereivathana
+Death Date: 15/10/2012 by a heart attack

+Death Place: Beijing, China

-Initially educated by his great-grandmother, Nak Mneang Chao Khun Pat, and then by his grandfather, Prince Sothearoth, known as a Khmer linguist and a poet
- Studied at Francois Baudoin Primary School in Phnom Penh (1930-1940)
-Studied at Lycée Chasseloup Laubat in Saigon, Vietnam

+ Reign:
- Selected to be the king by the Crown Council (23/04/1941)
- Officially crowned as the king (28/10/1941) in his age of 18

- Returned the national independence to Cambodia (09/09/1953)

The monument was inaugurated in 1958 to celebrate the independence of Cambodia from foreign rule.

- Abdicated in favor of his father establishing Sangkum Reastr Niyum (02/03/1955) 
- Win the court case in International Court of Justice (ICJ) which ruled that the temple was situated in a territory under the sovereignty of Cambodia and not Thailand . 

                                                      (Climbing to Preah Vihea Temple)

- Deposed by Marshal Lon Nol (18/03/1970)
- Returned to Cambodia (14/09/1991)
 -Restore peaces by mobilizing all political parties to stop fighting and signed  the Paris Peace Agreement on 23 October 1991   and have a general election to Cambodia in 1993

                   (Signing of the Paris Peace Agreement on 23 October 1991) (Photo: AFP)

- Crowned again (24/09/1993 – 07/10/2004)

Researched by Piseth Mao
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