Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts

DVD shops close before raid

A handful of stores in Phnom Penh’s City Mall closed up shop yesterday morning, draping large curtains over their storefronts rather than face an impending police raid on businesses allegedly selling pirated movies there, police and other vendors said. The aborted raid came less than two ...

Sen David and Stuart White
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dvd-shops-close-raid

PM decries copyright theft

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on government bodies, local authorities, international organisations and the private sector to dial back Cambodia’s widespread theft of copyrighted works, like film and music, and encouraged the creation of more original, home-grown cultural works. Copying other countries’ cultural output – ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-decries-copyright-theft

More pre-Angkorian temples found within land concessions

Seven pre-Angkorian temples have been discovered on two land concessions in Preah Vihear province, but while an Environment Ministry official said Tuesday that the ministry had no knowledge of the temples when they granted the concessions, the Culture Ministry said their existence had long been ...

Denise Hruby and Sek Odom
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/more-pre-angkorian-temples-found-within-land-concessions-53263/

Rip-offs strike wrong chord

Slapping Khmer song lyrics over international hits or ripping off the creative content of foreign-produced music videos is a practice in the Kingdom that must end within one year, Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts officials said at a conference in the capital yesterday. A crackdown ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rip-offs-strike-wrong-chord

Sacred artefacts go missing

Kandal provincial authorities and officials from multiple ministries are investigating the apparent theft of historical artefacts from a stupa at Oudong Mountain said to contain some remains of Buddha himself. Relevant authorities were tight-lipped yesterday about which objects were missing, but a local news outlet reported ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sacred-artefacts-go-missing

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