2004.10.24 China-Cambodia ties: A special bond blooms
The increasingly close relations between China and Cambodia and the traditional strong bonds between former king Sihanouk and succeeding generations of Chinese leaders were apparent when, within hours of the announcement on Oct 14 that a new Cambodian ..
2004.10.24 Cambodia's New King Dances Into a Land of the Absurd
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Oct. 19 - As he prepared for his coronation at the end of the month, Cambodia's new king, Norodom Sihamoni, stepped gingerly into the roiling politics of his country with an apology ..
2004.10.21 Cambodia's parliament awards new royal title to former King Sihanouk
Cambodia’s former King Norodom Sihanouk, may now be known as “His Royal Majesty Norodom Sihanouk, Greatest Hero King, the Great Royal Father of National Independence, Territorial Integrity and Unity”
2004.10.21 Cambodia's New King Comes Home
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Oct. 20 -- Norodom Sihamoni returned home to Cambodia on Wednesday, appointed as the country's new king to replace his father, Norodom Sihanouk, who abdicated this month.
2004.10.21 New Cambodian King Arrives Back in Capital With Father
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Oct. 20 - Thousands of Cambodians jubilantly welcomed their new king on Wednesday on his return to his homeland, accompanied by his proud and protective father, the former king.
2004.10.20 Cambodians Welcome New King Home
Cambodians Welcome New King on Return to Homeland From China to Succeed Ailing Father
2004.10.20 Cambodia to grant new titles to former king and queen
PHNOM PENH — Former King Norodom Sihanouk and his wife Queen Monineath will become known as the "Great King and Queen of Cambodia" and will enjoy the same privileges and immunity as a reigning monarch, according to a draft law passed by parliament Wednesd
2004.10.20 Cambodia's New King Returns From China
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia's newly selected king returned from China on Wednesday to take up the throne after his father, outgoing monarch Norodom Sihanouk, abdicated earlier this month because of poor health.
2004.10.19 New Cambodian king begins duties
Cambodia's new king met China's President Hu Jintao on Monday with smiles and traditional greetings, in his first royal duty before returning to a nation crippled by poverty and still reeling from political crisis.
2004.10.18 Statement by the Press Secretary
On behalf of the American people, President Bush warmly congratulates King Norodom Sihamoni on his assuming Cambodia's throne. The United States looks forward to supporting King Sihamoni as he carries out his important work on behalf of the Cambodian peop
2004.10.18 Bush congratulates new Cambodian king
BOCA RATON, Florida, Oct 18 (AFP) - US President George W. Bush Monday congratulated Cambodia's new king Norodom Sihamoni on assuming the throne, his spokesman said.
2004.10.18 Koizumi hails Cambodia's new king
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi sent a message to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday, congratulating the country on the selection the previous day of Prince Norodom Sihamoni as its new king, Japanese officials said.
2004.10.16 Former dancer takes the Khmer crown, with Hun Sen's approval
Cambodia moved smoothly into a new royal era yesterday as Prince Norodom Sihamoni ascended to the throne surprisingly abdicated by his father King Norodom Sihanouk.
2004.10.16 Caring and modest, Sihamoni will make a good king
CAMBODIA has a new king and Asean has witnessed yet another smooth transfer of power. Let us hope that this will be the regional norm henceforth.
2004.10.15 New Cambodian king admits nervousness
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Cambodia's newly appointed king, Norodom Sihamoni, said Friday he was "extremely touched" by his selection to lead the nation but also a bit nervous about his lack of experience.
2004.10.15 New Cambodian king 'nervous'
Cambodia's new king Norodom Sihamoni has used his first statement as monarch to apologise to his people for his lack of experience.
2004.10.15 Prince Sihamoni Named Cambodian King
King Norodom Sihanouk's Son, a Former Ballet Dancer, Named Cambodia's Next Monarch
2004.10.15 Profile: Norodom Sihanouk
Norodom Sihanouk's abdication announcement is not the first time the enigmatic Cambodian has caught his nation by surprise.
2004.10.15 Profile: King Sihamoni
Few people had heard of Norodom Sihamoni before Cambodia's former king, Sihanouk, announced his abdication in early October.
2004.10.15 Dancing prince now reluctant king
CAMBODIA'S hastily convened Throne Council last night proclaimed King Norodom Sihanouk's youngest son, Norodom Sihamoni, the country's new king, thereby granting Sihanouk's dramatic plea to be allowed to retire.