Prince Sirivudh in hospi­tal af­ter stroke

The Phnom Penh Post - - NATIONAL - Khouth Sophak Chakrya

PRINCE Norodom Sirivudh is be­ing treated in a Ph­nom Penh hospi­tal af­ter suf­fer­ing a stroke last week that has left him par­tially paral­ysed.

The half-brother of King Norodom Si­hanouk and for­mer sec­re­tary-gen­eral of the roy­al­ist Func­in­pec party was brought to Ph­nom Penh Royal Hospi­tal last week, ac­cord­ing to Prince Sisowath Thomico.

Thomico said the stroke was sus­pected to be caused by high blood pres­sure.

“He was brought in to the hospi­tal sev­eral days ago and now he is get­ting bet­ter, but his left body is paral­ysed and can’t move be­cause of the stroke that was caused by the cut of some blood ves­sels in the brain,” he said.

He said the 66-year-old was nonethe­less pro­gress­ing.

“His mem­ory is good be­cause he still re­mem­bers us and is talk­ing friendly with us when we vis­ited him at the hospi­tal,” he said.

Sirivudh has in the past served as deputy prime min­is­ter and for­eign min­is­ter, and re­mains in sev­eral roles – in­clud­ing as mem­ber of the Con­sti­tu­tional Coun­cil, as Supreme Privy Coun­sel­lor to the King, and founder and chair­man of the board of direc­tors of the Cam­bo­dian In­sti­tute for Co­op­er­a­tion and Peace. For a large part of his early po­lit­i­cal ca­reer, he lived in France and Thai­land.

It re­mains un­clear when Sirivudh will be able to leave the hospi­tal.

SUP­PLIED

Prince Norodom Sirivudh (pic­tured above) suf­fered a stroke last week and is cur­rently be­ing treated in Ph­nom Penh.

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