Even when fighting in a country has stopped and soldiers have returned home, there is still more to do for the country to return to peace, speakers said Tuesday at an arms control conference in Phnom Penh.
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, said co-Minister of Defense Tea Banh.
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 no small endeavor.
Before the government banned civilian ownership of small arms in 1999, the Toeuk Thla Market sold guns more or less openly. Now buyers must make appointments, but that can be easily arranged.
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 paper—words to tell of his life and an image to show his reality, as Gregoire Rochigneux and Thierry Diwo have been demonstrating for more than 18 months.
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 are part of Cambodia’s written heritage.
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 researcher visiting a remote temple.