Ethnic minorities and indigenous people

Ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples profiles

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

Indigenous people push for official recognition

Nearly 20 people representing more than 100 families in Koh Kong province’s Thma Baing district yesterday gathered in Phnom Penh to submit petitions at various institutions requesting intervention to gain official recognition of the Chong indigenous people in Areng Valley. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50299578/indigenous-people-push-for-official-recognition/

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