Ethnic minorities and indigenous people

Ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples profiles

Kun Lbokator inscribed on representative list of intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kun Lbokator, Cambodia’s traditional martial art, has just been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501193404/kun-lbokator-inscribed-on-representative-list-of-intangible-cultural-heritage-of-humanity/

Kampong Chhnang plans to hold traditional kite flying festival

The Department of Culture and Fine Arts of Kampong Chhnang province is making 100 kites to dedicate to the wind god at a traditional event that Cambodians hold on December 8. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501177575/kampong-chhnang-plans-to-hold-traditional-kite-flying-festival/

Cambodian artefact-finding team turns search to museums in Asia

After campaigns to retrieve Cambodian artefacts mostly focused in the western hemisphere, the Cambodian delegation searching for the looted artefacts will be focusing on museums in Asia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501173625/cambodian-artefact-finding-team-turns-search-to-museums-in-asia/

Hun Sen: CPP properly implements racial and religious harmony policy

Hun Sen, Prime Minister and President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), reaffirmed on Thursday that CPP has carried out well the policy of racial and religious harmony, which allows all religions to coexist. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501160016/hun-sen-cpp-properly-implements-racial-and-religious-harmony-policy/

PM: Religion plays key role in building mental peace and social security

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, said on Thursday that religion plays a key role in building mental peace, social security, and religious harmony in Cambodia and around the world. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501160023/pm-religion-plays-key-role-in-building-mental-peace-and-social-security/

Vietnam, Cambodia boost cooperation in culture, art

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Dao Cuong and  secretary of state and spokesman of Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts Long Ponnasirivath signed a cultural and artistic cooperation programme for the 2023 – 2027 period at a meeting in Ho ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501159301/vietnam-cambodia-boost-cooperation-in-culture-art/

Guatemala and Cambodia to foster culture and trade cooperation

The Republic of Guatemala is committed to further promote the cooperation on culture and trade with Cambodia. The commitment was made by Carlos Humberto Jiménez Licona, newly-appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Guatemala to Cambodia, while paying a courtesy call on Cambodian Acting Head of ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501150469/guatemala-and-cambodia-to-foster-culture-and-trade-cooperation/

U.S. deeply values and admires Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage

The United States has deeply valued and admires Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage, underlined Eric Catalfamo, Director of Cultural Heritage Centre in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, when addressing the International Conference on Cultural Property Protection in Siem ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501146518/u-s-deeply-values-and-admires-cambodias-rich-cultural-heritage/

Cambodia, India speak highly of cultural cooperation

Cambodia and India have highly valued their cultural cooperation focusing mainly on ancient temple conservation, Sanskrit and Khmer language studies, young leaders’ exchange, and textiles museum enhancement. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501141346/cambodia-india-speak-highly-of-cultural-cooperation/

U.S. repatriates 27 looted cultural artifacts to Cambodia in handover ceremony

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy, and Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona celebrated the repatriation of 27 looted artifacts to Cambodia at the National Museum today. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501113232/u-s-repatriates-27-looted-cultural-artifacts-to-cambodia-in-handover-ceremony/

No one left behind: Cambodian Muslims get free medical examinations

Rofi Osman, Member of the National Assembly, presided over a large-scale medical mission that saw 500 people from the Khmer Muslim community get free medical examinations. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501093189/no-one-left-behind-cambodian-muslims-get-free-medical-examinations/

Boom in high-end residential projects in Phnom Penh, despite pandemic

Despite the pandemic, there has been a boom in the development of high-end residential projects in Phnom Penh. The construction sector is one of the country’s main economic engines. ...

Sorn Sarath and Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/boom-in-high-end-residential-projects-in-phnom-penh-despite-pandemic/

Hun Sen extends congratulations to Muslim community in conjunction with Ramadan

Prime Minister Hun Sen has extended his congratulations and best wishes to the Muslim community members in the country and around the world on Ramadan. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501050811/hun-sen-extends-congratulations-to-muslim-community-in-conjunction-with-ramadan/

Cambodia rewards Church for its contribution to society

The Vicar Apostolic of Phnom Penh, Bishop Olivier Michel Marie Schmitthaeusler (MEP) has been recognized by the Cambodian Government as representative of the Catholic Church for his contribution to society. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/1042123/cambodia-rewards-church-for-its-contribution-to-society/

Ministry: Flag should not be used as part of clothing items

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts considers the use of the Cambodian flag as a fabric to design clothes a denigration of the core values of the “Nation, Religion, King” motto that represents the Khmer people. The ministry asked that manufacturers of such clothing ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-flag-should-not-be-used-part-clothing-items

Possible jail for monks at political rally events

The Ministry of Cults and Religion and other relevant stakeholders are expediting their work on drafting a Law on Religion in Cambodia with the intention to ban monks from participating in political protests. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/possible-jail-monks-political-rally-events

Religious ceremonies and gatherings allowed to resume in Cambodia

The Ministry of Cults and Religious Affairs has authorised the resumption of all religious ceremonies and gatherings in Cambodia ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50969229/religious-ceremonies-and-gatherings-allowed-to-resume-in-cambodia/

Ethnic Vietnamese protest against residency blunder

Seventeen families from Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, who claim they have lived in the area for two decades and are Cambodian by birth, protested against district authorities on Wednesday for designating them as Vietnamese immigrants. The families, from Chak Angre Krom commune’s Tuol Roka village, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ethnic-vietnamese-protest-against-residency-blunder

Smith urges Kingdom to register indigenous

UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, has urged the government to speed up land registration for indigenous people to prevent possible further land clearance by opportunists. She said this during a meeting with the Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/smith-urges-kingdom-register-indigenous

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