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King's view

Clarification by King Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia.

April 26, 1995.

Certain journalists and newspapers (for the most part foreign) have written

or are writing that my wife (Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk) wanted or wants

to make our son, Samdech Krom Khun Norodom Sihamoni, the new King of Cambodia,

upon the death of Norodom Sihanouk.

My wife and I energetically protest

against the expression of such an untruth.

The truth is that neither

Queen Monineath, nor Sihamoni, nor myself would permit or will permit ourselves

to interfere in the affairs of the sovereign Cambodian people whose 1993

Consitution must and should be scrupulously and totally respected as much as the

letter of the law as in spirit.

According to this Constitution, upon the

death of the King, the new King will be elected by the Royal Council composed of

the two Supreme Patriachs of the Buddhist monkhoods (Samdech Preah

Sanghareachs), the President and the two Vice-Presidents of the National

Assembly, and the Prime Ministers.

My wife, Queen Norodom Monineath

Sihanouk, has never expressed the wish to see Norodom Sihamoni become King And

Norodom Sihamoni himself has declined clearly that he is not and will not be a

candidate for the Cambodian throne.

In conclusion, I state precisely that

neither my wife, nor myself will or would allow ourselves to exert any influence

whatsoever on the members of the Royal Council, who won't receive advise or

"wishes" from anyone.

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