For those who care, the 81 year old king of Cambodia is stepping down (for real this time, as he has flirted with it in the recent past). According to CNN, "The monarchy, for its part, is seen as a critical stabilizer in a deadlocked power-sharing government, acting as a moral voice against corruption while pushing for democratic reform."
The rest of the story profiles the new King. The tone of it though...let's see, dancer, bachelor, likes France, art enthusiast, not strong. Gee, I wonder what they're trying to insinuate. The NYT, for example, only picked up the comment of the French official. Once again, CNN takes the high road.Posted by binky at October 14, 2004 11:21 AM | TrackBack | Posted to International Affairs