Cambodia Commemorates Seventh Year Anniversary of King-Father’s Passing Away
AKP Phnom Penh, October 15, 2019 —
Cambodia this morning commemorated the seventh year anniversary of His Majesty the King-Father Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk (Preah Borom Ratanak Kaudh)’s passing away.
High-ranking delegations of the Senate, National Assembly and government as well as other institutions took turn to lay wreaths at the late King-Father’s Memorial Statue, located in a public park, east of the Monument of Independence in Phnom Penh.
Meanwhile, the government ministries and institutions, and municipal and provincial authorities also held ceremonies to pray for the soul of Preah Borom Ratanak Kaudh.
In a Facebook post this morning, Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen expressed his sincere gratitude to His Majesty the late King-Father, stressing that the Cambodian people will never forget his royal sacrifice for the supreme interest of the nation, and wished his soul rest in peace.
His Majesty the King-Father Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk passed away on Oct. 15, 2012 at 01:20 am (time in Phnom Penh) in Beijing, China at the age of 90 from natural causes.
October 15 is set to be a national holiday in Cambodia to commemorate the late King-Father’s sacrifice for the nation.
(Photo: Phen Rattanak & El Vattanac)
By C. Nika