On Tuesday, 23rd. February, Cambodia's Acting Premier, Prince Sisowath Sirik Matak, made his first public?
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SV Acting Premier Sirik Matak inspecting troops (2 shots)
CV Matak addressing troops and troops listening.
SV Youngsters throwing petals whilst Matak decorates troops (2 shots)
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Background: On Tuesday, 23rd. February, Cambodia's Acting Premier, Prince Sisowath Sirik Matak, made his first public appearance since taking over the country's leadership on the 8th. February when General Lon Nol suffered a stroke.
At the Cambodian Defence Ministry, men of the 1st. Infantry Brigade paraded for Prince Sirik Matak, himself a three-star General and also deputising for General Lon Nol as Defence Minister and armed forces chief. Prince Sirik Matak presented the 1st. Infantry Brigade commander with his country's highest army award.
General Lon Nol is now recuperating in Hawaii from a stroke, and is expected to return to Cambodia within two weeks.