PHNOM PENH: Cambodians on May 14 celebrated the 59th birthday ceremony of His majesty King Norodom Sihamoni (1953-2012). Cambodian governmental officials, students, employees and workers have three days off from 13-14,-15.
His Majesty the king himself went to Kampot province, southeastern part of the country to meet with local residents and gave donation during this great occasion.
In Cambodia, the constitution said: the King takes the throne but his majesty the king is the symbol of the nation and the head of state, and constitutional monarch. His majesty the king Norodom Sihamoni ascended the throne in 2004 under selecting anonymously from crown council after his father Norodom Sihanouk decided to retire. His majesty Norodom Sihamoni is the son of retired king father Norodom Sihanouk and queen mother Monineath sihanouk. Before taking the throne, His majesty the King Norodom Siahmoni had been working as Royal Ambassador of Cambodia to world culture organization, UNESCO. ( END)