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Cambodia's opposition not allowed to pay tribute to late King Father: Kem Sokha
Publication Date : 15-10-2013
Kem Sokha, acting president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, said on Monday that overnment authorities are not allowing his party pay tribute to the late King Father's statue near Independence Monument.
"Authorities also didn't allow the leaders of the Cambodia National Rescue Party to go into the Royal Palace to commemorate the one-year anniversary of King Father Norodom Sihanouk's death," he said.
Authorities claimed that the opposition's officials are able to pay tribute to the King Father's statue only after the official end of Oct 15th's commemoration ceremony, Sokha added.
"I will send a letter to authorities, asking for permission for an opposition delegation to pay respect to King Father Norodom Sihanouk," he told reporters after the conclusion of a religious gathering held at the CNRP’s head office to pay respect to the late King Father.
Norodom Sihanouk died from heart complications at the age of 90 in Beijing, China on October of last year.
His 4.5-metre-tall statue was unveiled Friday of last week and placed in a 27-metre-tall stupa.
He was the beloved King of Cambodia who led the country to independence from France in 1953.