Bunong families petition PM

Four villagers representing more than 1,800 Bunong ethnic families who are embroiled in a territorial spat in Mondulkiri province petitioned two ministries and Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday.They want the authorities to push the local authority to revoke the private ownership of a portion ...

Khorn Savi

Wat Phnom to be restored

The Phnom Penh municipality is finalising plans for a potential $1 million renovation of Wat Phnom, City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche said yesterday. The project, which will commence at an unspecified date, will focus on combating hillside erosion while restoring worn-out structures. ...

Taing Vida

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts will investigate religious ceremonies by Vietnamese on Bokor Mountain

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts will investigate on a scene where religious rituals have held by the Vietnamese on the Bokor Mountain, in Kampot province. This measure happened simultaneously after the Seventh Commission of the National Assembly summoned the minister to clarify on ...

Prach Chev

Cambodian officials pledge to further promote cultural, people-to-people ties with China

Senior Cambodian officials on Tuesday vowed to further enhance cultural and people-to-people relations between Cambodia and China for the benefits of the two countries and peoples. “Cambodia supports all activities to broaden cultural ties with China,” Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona said ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodian youths urged to help preserve culture

A national seminar on youth and cultural development was held here Monday with an aim to encourage young people to help safeguard, preserve and develop national culture, officials said. The two-day event brought together 700 participants, including culture officials, artists, archeologists, historians, and youths, said Culture ...

ASEAN-China Center News Staff

Cambodia's Angkor artifacts to be exhibited in China

Eighty masterpieces from Cambodia’s renowned Angkor Wat Temple will be displayed in China for six months, aiming at promoting cultural ties between the two countries. Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona and Liu Shuguang, director general of the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage, ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Ministry sets official Tuol Sleng ticket price

Although foreigners have long paid a fee to enter Phnom Penh’s Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has announced that the days of apparently free entry to the notorious Khmer Rouge prison are finished and the charge will now be ...

Kuch Naren

Cambodian Confucius Institute organizes Chinese proficiency contest for secondary students

The Confucius Institute of the Royal Academy of Cambodia on Wednesday hosted the 7th Chinese Bridge Chinese proficiency competition for Cambodian secondary students. Fourteen Cambodian candidates, who had been shortlisted from dozens of students, were contested in the final stage on Wednesday. Each contestant was given three ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Temple to be restored

A stone wall from the Angkorian-era Banteay Chhmar temple that was damaged in a rainstorm last month will be repaired in July, an official said yesterday. Yang Tangkouy, a provincial official, said the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts is cooperating with UNESCO on the restoration ...

Mom Kunthear

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

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

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

Cambodian parliament chief hails excellent ties with China

Cambodian President of the National Assembly Heng Samrin on Monday expressed his satisfactions with China-Cambodia relations and cooperation and vowed to further enhance for the benefits of the two countries and peoples. He made the remarks during a meeting with Lei Yulan, vice- chairwoman of the ...


Five More Years For Hun Sen; Some Ministers Reshuffled

A day after its opening session and still devoid of the 55 lawmakers-elect of the opposition CNRP, the country’s new, one-party National Assembly voted Prime Minister Hun Sen in for yet another five-year term Tuesday and approved an extensive re­shuffle of his Cabinet. In a ...

Hul Reaksmey and Zsombor Peter

Shops to close, limit hours

Many restaurants, shops, supermarkets and tourist sites in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap will operate at a limited capacity or close entirely this Sunday as Cambodians line up at voting stations to elect a new government. Despite the closures, Ang Kim Eang, president of the ...

Cambodian Sweet Treat Showcase

At least 100 varieties of cakes and desserts were displayed at the riverside park in front of Wat Ounalom, drawing in hundreds of locals and tourists eager to sample the local delicacies. The three day event, which concluded on Saturday, was organised by Phnom Penh City ...

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