King Father Norodom Sihanouk and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath joined guests at
the Royal Palace on December 12 to celebrate the 100th birthday of Samdech Chau Sen
Coscal. A royal appointee to the Constitutional Council, Chau Sen Coscal spent a
brief time as prime minister during the Sangkum Reastr Niyum era of the late 1950s
and early 1960s. The King used the ceremony to remind guests of the achievements
of the era, said one of the guests. One hundred and one monks were also in attendance
to bless the former prime minister, and his wife and family.