Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts

S Treng eyes sticky rice cake status

The Stung Treng provincial Department of Culture and Fine Arts is looking into the possibility of registering Nom ansorm chrouk – sticky rice cakes filled with pork and wrapped in banana leaves – and several other dishes as food originating from the province. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/s-treng-eyes-sticky-rice-cake-status

Parts of deity statue unearthed at Angkor Thom, reassembled

Archaeologists from the Apsara National Authority (ANA), a body tasked with managing the Angkor Archaeological Park, have unearthed the partial head and shoulders of a statue of a deity near Angkor Thom’s Ta Kav gate in Siem Reap province, and have reassembled the sculpture for ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/parts-deity-statue-unearthed-angkor-thom-reassembled

Over 900 ancient sites spotted across B Meanchey since 2019

At least 911 ancient historical sites have been discovered across Banteay Meanchey province since 2019, including ancient temples, graveyards, man-made ponds and roads, according to the provincial department of culture and fine arts. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-900-ancient-sites-spotted-across-b-meanchey-2019

Ministry issues instructions for safe Pchum Ben, Kathen

The Ministry of Cults and Religions has issued instructions for the upcoming Pchum Ben and Kathen festivals that adhere to pandemic health measures in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-issues-instructions-safe-pchum-ben-kathen

Registration of Koh Ker Temple as UN heritage site expected by July

The Ministry of Culture is waiting for UNESCO to visit Koh Ker Temple to complete the registration to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50925428/registration-of-koh-ker-temple-as-un-heritage-site-expected-by-july/

S-21 marks UNESCO listing

July 31 marked the 12th anniversary of the listing of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Archive in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme. This year, it was observed virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-kr-tribunal/s-21-marks-unesco-listing

Government creates committee to find Kingdom’s unique talents

The government has established a Living Inheritance Committee (LIM) to look for gifted individuals or groups with extraordinary talent. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/government-creates-committee-find-kingdoms-unique-talents

Ministry lists heritage preservation efforts

More than 6,000 archaeological and cultural heritage sites have been registered across the Kingdom, among other achievements, according to the Culture and Fine Arts Ministry. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710421/ministry-lists-heritage-preservation-efforts/

Grant to save S-21 victims’ clothes

US ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy and Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona on Thursday signed an agreement granting $75,000 in funds to preserve textiles belonging to the victims who perished at S-21, the notorious genocide prison from the Khmer Rouge era. The ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-kr-tribunal/grant-save-s-21-victims-clothes

Mondulkiri community objects to land demarcation

Representatives of the indigenous community in Mondulkiri province on Wednesday submitted three petitions to voice their objection against the planting of stone markers around the Doh Kramom mountain area by provincial officials last week. However, provincial officials said the case is still under review. A ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-community-objects-land-demarcation

Angkor Wat moat drying ‘could affect foundations’

A historian has raised fears that the drought currently gripping Cambodia could affect the foundations of the Kingdom’s globally renowned Angkor Wat, while the temple complex’s Apsara Authority management has said that, while it was prepared, it was not expecting such a problem. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/angkor-wat-moat-drying-could-affect-foundations

Ancient sites threatened by clearing

Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts experts have expressed concerns that ancient sites are threatened by land clearing. The sites were classified into three types – religious, such as temples and shrines; ancient burial sites, which have suffered from raiders seeking precious objects; and other ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ancient-sites-threatened-clearing

Bayon restoration to resume

The Japanese and Cambodian governments have allocated $1,5 million to fund phase five of the Bayon temple restoration project, a Unesco official said on Tuesday. Unesco Culture Programme Specialist Philippe Delanghe told The Post yesterday that the project which is slated to begin this year ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bayon-restoration-resume

China signs pacts on aid for transport, mines and education

Cambodia and China yesterday signed three agreements on mine clearing, a transportation master plan and renovation of the Royal Palace building in Siem Reap province. The signings came amid the launch of a big finance project to improve education in Cambodia. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50502740/china-signs-pacts-on-aid-for-transport-mines-and-education/

Ethnic group reps held after land petition bid

Ten representatives of Banong ethnic villagers from five districts in Mondulkiri were questioned for more than an hour by police on Tuesday for their attempt to seek intervention from Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet over the loss of sacred land to 11 families. ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ethnic-group-reps-held-after-land-petition-bid

Ancient statue 50 percent repaired

Repairs on an ancient sandstone statue discovered in Siem Reap province in July are 50 percent complete, according to a report. The Angkor-era statue was found at the Tonle Sgnout temple by a group of Apsara Authority archaeologists working with colleagues from the Singapore-based Institute ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50100580/ancient-statue-50-percent-repaired/

The wonder of Banteay Chhmar

While Angkor Wat is world-famous, only a handful of hardy travellers know of the existence of the Banteay Chhmar temple, an impressive complex located some 20 kilometres from the Cambodian border with Thailand. ...

Khmer Times
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/95988/the-wonder-of-banteay-chhmar/

US to fund project preserving clothes of S-21 victims

The United States Embassy has pledged $55,500 to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts in part to preserve the clothes worn by victims of atrocities at S-21 prison. ...

Cindy Co
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-fund-project-preserving-clothes-s-21-victims

PM convenes monks, officials and public in massive show of ‘stability’ in Siem Reap

Prime Minister Hun Sen, his wife Bun Rany and an entourage of ministers conducted a prayer ceremony over the weekend at the Angkor Wat temple complex – an elaborate two-day event that recalled the traditions of ancient Khmer rulers and, officials claimed, proved the country’s ...

Ben Sokhean and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-convenes-monks-officials-and-public-massive-show-stability-siem-reap

Ministry cracks down on ‘coarse’ TV adverts

The Ministry of Information is inspecting the content of TV commercials accused of damaging social values following a request for intervention from the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5088218/ministry-cracks-coarse-tv-adverts/

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