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‘Bung’ Karno and Sihanouk were intimate friends

  • Benny Widyono

Jakarta | Tue, November 20 2012 | 11:37 am

PREMIUM His majesty the king father of Cambodia Sihanouk died in Beijing on Oct. 15, two weeks short of his 90th birthday.

For decades, he played various roles in Cambodian politics since his coronation by the French in 1941: king, prince, head of state, head of the Khmer Rouge, head of the opposition coalition and back again as king and finally as king-father.

He was the last survivor of th...