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Monday, March 30th, 2015

Michel. Michel Vanden Eeckhoudt… He was my friend. My best friend. I can only hope I was considered by him as his best friend. I will not know. I wouldn’t have known. Because he had this incredible sense of modesty we’d only rarely talk about private issues. They were just mentioned, sort of inadvertently… We’d […]

10 Years Ago…

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

10 years ago, Cambodia crowned a new king. King Norodom Sihamoni replaced the flamboyant King Norodom Sihanouk during a lavish and colourful (yes, I know…) ceremony, thus turning an important page of its history. The complete set of photographs can be found HERE on my website. For those of you who have upgraded their laptop […]

Demonstration Attendance Mathematics For Beginners…

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Roeurn Kosal is demonstrating on his own at Freedom Park to find justice for the killing of his parents by the Khmer Rouge…

‘Royal Silence’ Updated…

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

The e-book for the iPad ‘Royal Silence’, available at the iBooks Store at THIS LINK for the price of a magazine, was updated with the photographs of last months’ ceremony for the late King Norodom Sihanouk. The book, with texts by Abby Seiff and Pierre Gillette, and with 229 photographs about King Norodom Sihanouk, including […]

Episode 3, Day 2, Part 1: Where Is The Fervour?

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Where is the fervour which was swelling the streets of Phnom Penh during the previous ceremonies around the passing away of King Norodom Shanouk? Where has it gone? Besides invited groups and boy-scouts which were provided with plastic flowers and small photographs of the late King, concentrated along Sihanouk and Sothearos Boulevards, the carefully choreographed […]

Episode 3, Day 1, Part 2 of King Sihanouk Funeral…

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

A somehow subdued ceremony was held in front of the Royal Palace in the afternoon of the 1st of 3 days of ceremonies for the transfer of late King Norodom Sihanouk’s ashes to a stupa inside the Royal Palace compound. Was it the presence of a delegation of opposition CNRP lawmakers, led by its Vice […]

Day 1 Of Ashes Ceremony

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Some of the ahe ashes of late King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased in Beijing on October 15th 2012, will be transferred from the Royal Palace to a stupa within the compound. About 1,000 buddhist monks received alms in front of the palace , before entering through the side door and starting a 3-day long ceremony. The […]

Ashes To Ashes Rehearsal

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Several army units braved the blistering heat in front of the Royal Palace for the rehearsals of a carefully planned ceremony during which part of the ashes from late King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2013, will be brought to a stupa within the grounds of the Royal Palace. Reminder: my e-book ‘Royal Silence’, […]