Samdech Preah Baromneath Norodom Sihamoni is a new king in Cambodia of Wonder Kingdom. His Majesty is the son of former Cambodia King Norodom Sihanouk and her Majesty Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk abdicated in 2004. Norodom Sihamoni was born in May, 14th 1953 which was on Thursday in Phnom Penh city.
His Majesty Sihamoni was a classical dance instructor as well as cultural ambassador in Europe. Before he stepped on his position in 2004, his title had been called Sdech Krom Khun (romanized Khmer) presenting him as the best prince. After His Majesty became the new king of Cambodia, his title was called Preah Bart Preah Kuruna Samdech Preah Baromneath Norodom Sihamoni Ney Preah Reachea na chark Kampuchea (romanized Khmer) which can be translated generally in English as His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni- The King Of Cambodia. Sihamoni should be His Majesty’s First Name and Norodom is considered as Last Name.
Sihamoni has spent a lot of time outside Cambodia to gain his education such as Czechoslovakia and Prague. His majesty can speak very great in French, Czech, English, and Russian. To read more about his Boigraphy as well as seeing more pictures, please visit Government Webpage at Cambodia Gov or His Own Web or WiKi.
NORODOM SIHANOUK- FORMER CAMBODIA KING
King-Father Norom Shihanouk was a former Cambodia King abdecated in October 7, 2004. He is a son of King Norodom Suramarit and Queen Sisowath Kossamak. Norodom Sihanouk, born in October 21, 1922, was called Preahmahaviraksat (romanized Khmer) translated roughly in English as Very Great and Brave Hero once. He had got many positions such as 2 times as King, 2 times as Prime Minister, Head of State, president, and many many more.
Norodom Sihanouk finished his primary school in Phnom Penh and got his secondary school in Vietnam, and later pursued Cavalry military school in France. After His Majesty King Sisowath Monivong had been died in April 23, 1941, Sihanouk was selected as King of Cambodia by Crown Council- at that time, Cambodia was still taken care and over by France. With being Great and Brave of Norodom Sihanouk, he successfully demanded Cambodia Kingdom from taking over by France in November 9, 1953.
It is the Government that have full control over the executive powers. The senate and the National Assembly, two parliament chambers control the legislative powers. Prime Minister is the head of the Government and is a ruling party’s representative. Appointment of Prime Minister is done by the king upon the recommendation of the President and Vice President of National Assembly. At present Hun Sen, member of Cambodian’s People Party [CPP], is the Prime Minister of Cambodia. In the legislative branch the parliament’s two houses are included. The upper house of the parliament is the Senate and the lower house is the National Assembly. The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces is controlled by the King of Cambodia as he is the supreme commander.