Cambodia’s education ministry has instructed schools to prevent “unusual activities” during Valentine’s Day, saying the event was not a “traditional holiday” in Cambodia.
It added that “for the last few years, it has been getting more and more attention causing our youth to forget about their studies, self-virtue and families, and break Khmer culture and traditions.”
The letter instructed both public and private educational institutions to educate students and “strengthen morals” by disciplining students, though it did not provide examples of what constituted “unusual activity”.
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