Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Inauguration of Sihanouk statue set for October 11

Inauguration of Sihanouk statue set for October 11

Construction on a statue commemorating the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk will be completed in the coming days and inaugurated on October 11, just four days before the anniversary of his death.

Kem Gunawadh, director-general of state broadcaster TVK, said yesterday that King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath will preside over an inauguration ceremony a week from Friday.

“They will preside over the launch on October 11, which is organised for the very early morning, but the live broadcast may start from 8am,” he said.

Construction on the 27-metre-tall memorial stupa, which includes a larger-than-life bronze statue of the late King Father, began in February at Dragon Park – across from Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house and Independence Monument.

According to City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche, the statue will be installed in the stupa on Saturday.

Sihanouk passed away on October 15, 2012, after suffering a heart attack while in Beijing. He was 89 years old.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Phnom Penh eats: Homegrown veggies at Bayon Beoung Snor

​Nestled along National Road 1, Bayon Beoung Snor is a farm-cum-restaurant. The team grows their own vegetables, which they then use to whip up traditional Khmer food.

Bill Clough reflects on The Phnom Penh Post's 25 year history

The Post's publisher Bill Clough, under whose leadership the publication went from a fortnightly to a daily one, discusses his investment in Cambodia, his vision for the paper in an increasingly digital age,

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking

Comfrel Executive Director Koul Panha speaks to the press at a meeting yesterday in Phnom Penh.

As the National Election Committee launched into the recount proc