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Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts

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/

Kampong Thom's Sambor Prei Kuk gets Unesco listing

The Sambor Prei Kuk archaeological site, a cluster of ancient brick temples scat-tered in the forest in Kampong Thom province, was listed as a World Heritage Site of Unesco on Saturday. ...

Jovina Chua and Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-thoms-sambor-prei-kuk-gets-unesco-listing

Hope grows for three cities to be inducted into UNESCO list

Via the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and the Ministry of Tourism, the government is progressing with a set of relevant documents as a proposal to UNESCO to induct Battambang city, Kampot city and Kratie city on to the United Nations arm’s World Heritage ...

Siv Meng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-property/hope-grows-three-cities-be-inducted-unesco-list

Government’s ‘late’ UNESCO bid draws social media outcry

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts yesterday announced that they have submitted the Khmer martial art Bokator, as well as Lakhon Khol – the traditional masked dance theatre – to be considered for recognition on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list. ...

Rinith Taing
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/governments-late-unesco-bid-draws-social-media-outcry

Culture groups told of copy limits by ministry

The Culture and Fine Arts Ministry has laid down rules for writers and artistic directors who want to reproduce works of literature, art and music.   ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35327/culture-groups-told-of-copy-limits-by-ministry/

Plans underway for clearer guidelines governing landmarks and heritage buildings

As many tall buildings continue to pop up in Cambodia’s 500-year-old capital, ministries are continuing to place importance on preserving the cultural heritage of important historical sites and landmarks, ranging from ancient temples and monuments to pagodas and colonial buildings. ...

Moeun Nhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-property/plans-underway-clearer-guidelines-governing-landmarks-and-heritage-buildings

Archeological dig starts at Angkor Thom

An archaeological dig at the ancient capital of Angkor Thom started on Monday in search of metal tools from the Kingdom’s Angkorian era. The École Française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO), a French institute dedicated to the study of Asian societies, started the dig in cooperation with the ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27210/archeological-dig-starts-at-angkor-thom/

'I am Chut Wutty' film ban applies to all public shows

After plans to screen a documentary about slain environmental activist Chut Wutty at Phnom Penh’s Meta House were canceled at the behest of the Ministry of Culture last week, a ministry official said over the weekend that the film could not be publicly screened anywhere ...

Hannah Hawkins and Taylor O'Connell
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/i-am-chut-wutty-film-ban-applies-to-all-public-shows-111715/

Culture ministry bans film on forest activist Chut Wutty

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has banned a screening of a documentary film about murdered environmentalist Chut Wutty and threatened “strong action” against the venue if films continue to be shown without first being cleared by the government.   ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/culture-ministry-bans-film-forest-activist-chut-wutty

South Korea supplies equipment for artefact restoration

Cambodia on Monday received $124,000 worth of resources from South Korea to speed up the process of restoring ancient artefacts.   ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/south-korea-supplies-equipment-artefact-restoration

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