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Fine arts university to relocate

The government will spend at least $12 million to relocate the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA) and build a cultural center on four hectares of land in Chroy Changvar district, while the old university buildings will be used to expand the National Museum. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36128/fine-arts-university-to-relocate/

With new book, quest to recover stolen Battambang statues begins

The Ministry of Culture released a book on Monday of about 68 Khmer sculptures that were stolen from museums in Battambang City during decades of war and conflict, and intends to use the publication in a global search to recover the artifacts. ...

Michelle Vachon
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/with-new-book-quest-to-recover-stolen-bbang-statues-begins-113643/

US museum returns stolen Rama statue

A 10th century stone carving of the Hindu deity Rama, the last remaining statue from the Koh Ker temple complex that had been on public display outside Cambodia, was returned to Phnom Penh last week, officials confirmed on Sunday.   ...

Peter Ford and Ouch Sony
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/us-museum-returns-stolen-rama-statue-109134/

During Japan’s occupation, artist resisted, died

Seventy years ago Thursday, during what may have been the murkiest period of the French administration in Cambodia, the founder of the National Museum died in an interrogation room at the hands of Japanese authorities. ...

Michelle Vachon
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/during-japans-occupation-french-artist-resisted-died-85793/

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 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/shops-close-limit-hours

Asian mega centre boost for Christchurch business

Three New Zealand companies will leave their mark on Kids City, a massive new family entertainment complex in Cambodia offering 7000 square metres of indoor activities, shops, cafes and an ice skating rink on the top floor. When it opens in March, visitors to the 12-story ...

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10851834

Cambodia urges Singapore to invest Rice Mills and Agro-Industry

“Singapore will boost Singaporean companies to seek opportunities to invest in Cambodia, especially in the agro-industry,” H.E. Hor Namhong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, announced on Wednesday morning after bilateral talks with his Singaporean counterpart Excellency Mr. K. Shanmugam, ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Serbian Foreign Minister strengthen bilateral ties

“Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, H.E. Vuk Jeremic will pay an official visit to Cambodia early next week to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries,” the media release from the foreign ministry said on October 7. “Serbian Foreign Minister H.E. Vuk ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Laos Urges Cambodian Businesspeople to Invest More

President of Laos National Assembly, Her Excellency Pany Yathotou, on September 1st arrived here for the four-day official visit in order to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the neighboring countries “Both sides will exchange visits of the officials and lawmakers of National Assemblies to strengthen bonds and ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

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