King Sihamoni lauded for his love of the Khmer people

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With Cambodia having recovered from recent flooding, which hit provinces along the Thai border and Phnom Penh, Kandal and Kampong Speu provinces, former secretary to King Father Norodom Sihanouk expressed great appreciation to the king, who always cares about his people when they suffer.

Prince Sisowath Thomico, former secretary to King Father Norodom Sihanouk and a cousin to the King told Cambodia Muslim Media Center on Monday that King Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk have always been concerned about the well-being of their people, and was thinking of those families who suffered in the floods. Luckily, the people passed this hardship with no fatalities reported.

“The King and Queen Mother always share the grief of their people who are affected at any time or in any circumstance. They have always donated to flood victims using their own wealth,” said Prince Thomico.

“Cambodians have solidarity when it comes to helping people affected by natural disasters, from the Royal Palace, the government, and general philanthropists,” he added.

Prince Thomico said that the gifts of King Sihamoni and the Queen Mother are innumerable of providing to flood victims recently and in the past. “He has done his job well as head of state and he has always been active in helping his people, especially those affected by flooding”.

An elderly woman named Nhem Rasmey, who stayed home looking after her grandchildren, showed her love for the King, saying that she really wanted to touch the King’s hands.

“Our King is charismatic and has a kind heart,” she said.

Prince Sisowath Thomico, a cousin of King Norodom Sihamoni. Facebook

Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that the King and Queen Mother are poor, but they have very kind hearts and care for their people.“In this world, the poorest king is Cambodia’s, but the hearts of our King and Queen Mother are broad for their people”, Mr. Hun Sen said late last year.