Prince Ranariddh’s body will arrive in Cambodia on Sunday


Yesterday, King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk donated $ 120,000 for the funeral of Prince Norodom Ranariddh after the body is due to arrive in Cambodia on Sunday on a charter flight from France.

According to Funcinpec spokesman Nhoeun Raden, the body of Prince Ranariddh will be sent from France to the Kingdom for a royal funeral in Phnom Penh.

“According to the plan, the body of Samdech Krom Preah Norodom Ranariddh will arrive in the Kingdom of Cambodia on Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. on a charter flight from France,” Raden said. Khmer time.

Prince Sisowath Thomico, former secretary to the late king, Father Norodom Sihanouk and cousin of the king, said Khmer time yesterday that after the arrival of the body of Prince Ranariddh, the National and International Organizing Committee of the Festival will organize the funeral according to traditional rites.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday established an organizing committee for the prince’s funeral by having Kong Sam Ol, Minister of the Royal Palace, as chairman of the committee.

According to a statement on his Facebook page, Hun Sen said this committee has an obligation to hold state funerals in accordance with Buddhist and royal family traditions.

In addition, the committee has the right to create a sub-committee and can use the stamp of the National Organizing Committee of National and International Festivals.

Prince Ranariddh died of illness on November 28 in France where he was receiving medical treatment.