Cambodian King Sihamoni photoshopped into gay porn


Cambodian police plan to arrest three suspects after they allegedly photoshopped the country’s King Sihamoni into a gay porn scene. They then shared the image on social media.

Police allege the image featuring King Norodom Sihamoni popped up on some Facebook accounts in both Cambodia and Thailand on Christmas Day.

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According to reports, the Asian country doesn’t have a specific law that would ban the posting of such an image. However,  the country’s constitution declares the king “shall be inviolable”.

General Khieu Sopheak, spokesperson for the Cambodian Ministry of Interior, confirmed the investigation to a local radio station. However, he wouldn’t say the law the three suspects would be charged with breaking.

“If we don’t take action against them, more people might follow their act,” he said.

“The king represents the whole nation and they are insulting the king, which is like they are insulting the whole nation.”

The general said the police believed only two suspects remained in Cambodia. They thought the third was in Thailand.

King Sihamoni took the crown after his father’s abdication in 2004. Educated as a child in Checkoslavkia, he spent much of his life there and in France.

He was previously Cambodia’s ambassador to UNESCO. The nine-member throne council nominated him to become king on the recommendation of his father, King Norodom Sihanouk.

Before ascending the throne, King Sihamoni enjoyed some renown for his work as a cultural ambassador in Europe and as a classical dance instructor.

The unmarried ruler has long faced rumours about his sexuality.

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