Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Cambodia's Ex-King Delights in Blogging

By MIRANDA LEITSINGER, Associated Press Writer
Sat May 28, 5:45 PM ET

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - "I thank you for insulting me." Thus blogged former King Norodom Sihanouk to a critic of his support of gay marriage. He didn't share any of the insulting e-mails with his readers, but noted: "My country, Cambodia, has chosen to be a liberal democracy since 1993. Every Cambodian ... including the King has the right to express freely their view."

It was one of thousands of commentaries that fill the Web site of the world's most colorful and pugnacious royal blogger, offering Sihanouk's views on anything from environmental rape through Hollywood stars and killer spouses to the rough-and-tumble of Cambodian politics.

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