King Norodom Sihamoni, Queen Mother Monineath and senior officials of Prime Minister Hun Senís government inaugurated a memorial statue to the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Friday, though the event was not without controversy due to the noticeable absence of the CNRPís 55 elected parliamentarians. Neither King Sihamoni nor the Queen Mother spoke at the ceremony to unveil the $1.2 million bronze statue of the late Norodom Sihanouk, who passed away on October 15 last year following an illness. He was 89.