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French Group Urges Protection of Artifacts

The Francophony International Organization must get involved in the safeguarding of historical artwork and monuments that are being looted worldwide, Chika Dembele of Mali,...

Seminar Teaches Lawyers to Act Like Lawyers

Canadian, French and Jap­anese bar associations this week launched a training program for Cambodian lawyers that will cover every aspect of practicing law, from...

Art Exhibit Offers Visitors a Glimpse Into Squatters’ Lives

To see the photos in the French Cultural Center’s current exhibition, visitors must venture over uneven gangways and peek into makeshift huts built of...

New Research Unit Will Speed Up Treatment of Malaria

The Pasteur Institute this week inaugurated a genetic research unit that will not only provide Cambodia with a new and powerful weapon against malaria,...

NGOs, Gov’t Discuss Green Projects

Cambodia has yet to experience the high levels of urban air pollution found in neighboring Thailand. But potential air pollution in Phnom Penh needs...

Workshop Looks at Environment Strategies

For the past two years, a team at the Ministry of Environment has been analyzing climate change and making an inventory of greenhouse gases...

The Lowly Poster Becomes Art

Polish posters exhibited at Java cafe and gallery come from a generation of designers and creators who could tell Cambodia a great deal about...

French Actor Dazzles Students With Tales of the Acting Life

He got his first role because he had long hair. Not because it was the fashion in 1965, but because Gerard Depardieu had no...

Seminar for Female Leaders Finishes With Upbeat Note

The Cambodian Institute of Human Rights this week concluded the first of a series of good-governance seminars organized for a unusual group in Cambodian...

Asean Panel Tries To Curb Illegal Arms Sales

While the illicit arms trade is a major security threat, countries’ sovereignty should be respected as the region tries to tackle the weapons trade,...

Speakers Say Ex-Soldiers Pose Risk to Peace

Even when fighting in a country has stopped and soldiers have returned home, there is still more to do for the country to return...

Country Needs Arms Control

Thousands of weapons in circulation throughout Cambodia—the legacy of nearly three dec­ades of civil war—could threaten security in the region without proper arms control,...

Unreliable Gun Statistics Agree Only That Nation Well-Armed

Disarming a country with seven rounds of ammunition for every man, woman and child—and at the very least one weapon per every 23 people—is...

Government Grapples With Weapons Epidemic

Before the government banned civilian ownership of small arms in 1999, the Toeuk Thla Market sold guns more or less openly. Now buyers must...

Today’s Cambodia

Journalist and Photographer Team Up to Capture Everyday Life There are times when it takes both photo and words to truly reflect a person on...

French Firm To Restore, Manage Cambodia’s Buddhist Texts

Four Cambodian in­sti­tutions on Monday signed agreements with the Ecole Francaise d’Ex­treme Orient that will help safeguard and study thousands of palm-leave books that...

New Documentary Unearths the Looting of Cambodia’s Past

One of the saddest moments in the film “Beyond Angkor: The threat to Cambodia’s Treasures” comes as village children prattle artlessly to a Western...

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Witness of history: Who is Cambodia’s Queen Mother?

Today marks the 82nd birthday of Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk of Cambodia. Julio Jeldres, who served as the senior private secretary and special assistant to the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk for 12 years and has written extensively on the Cambodian royal family, provides insight into the life of Cambodia’s Queen Mother, whom he describes as “a witness of history”

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