Cambodia’s king heads to China for medical examBy AP News Apr 18, 2011 3:29PM UTC
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s royal palace says King Norodom Sihamoni has gone to China for a medical checkup, but no details about his health have been given.
The palace says in a brief statement that the constitutional monarch flew to Beijing on Monday. The statement does not say how long he’ll stay or whether there’s a particular reason for his checkup.
Keo Puth Puth Reasmey, a brother-in-law of the king, told reporters at the airport that the king was advised by his Chinese doctors to have a medical checkup every six months.
The 57-year-old Sihamoni assumed the throne in October 2004 after his father, King Norodom Sihanouk, abruptly abdicated due to ill health.