22. In 1779, a six-year-old boy was selected as the new king of Cambodia. In 1794, he was crowned as king in an official ceremony in Bangkok, the first time a Cambodian king had ever been crowned by a foreign power. Who was this young king?
From Quiz Cambodian History
Answer: Ang Eng
With Ang Eng's crowning in Bangkok, Cambodia's role as a Thai puppet state was firmly established. However, this puppet had two puppet masters! Following Ang Eng's death in 1796 (he was only 23) his son, Ang Chan, was crowned king (in 1805, at the age of 15). Ang Chan was soon courted by the Vietnamese, who sent him an official Vietnamese court seal. Thus were Cambodian monarchs to play one power off of another for the next 80 years, while being controlled by both.