The Straits Times
Published on Oct 20, 2012

Photo gallery: Mourning the death of Cambodia's late King


Southeast Asian leaders were headed for Cambodia on Friday to pay their respects to the country’s late former king who navigated the kingdom through six turbulent decades.

The prime ministers of Thailand, Vietnam and Laos will visit the royal palace where revered ex-monarch Norodom Sihanouk is lying in state after his body was brought home Wednesday to a sea of hundreds of thousands of mourners.

They will be the first foreign leaders to pay their condolences at the palace.