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Cambodia Cultural Info

Khmer architecture reached its zenith during the Angkorian era (seen in Angkor Wat and the structures of Angkor Thom). Many fine examples of Khmer sculpture can be found in the National Museum in Phnom Penh. Cambodia’s classical dance is highly stylised and usually accompanied by an orchestra or choral narration. Theravada Buddhism is the dominant […]

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Ta Chou Chouk (The old beggar.)

One upon a time, the Khmer Empire was one of the powerful and wealthy countries in South East Asia.And Prince Prah Vate Sun Ddo was the only son of very rich and famous King Prah Vate. He had everything, beautiful wife, two lovely children, a boy and girl, plus his own kingdom and he was […]

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Instability & Hunger Cambodia

After the Killing Fields: Political Instability and Its Effect on Chronic Hunger in Cambodia The debilitating effects of hunger contribute to poverty by depriving the poorest of their main, and sometimes only, asset – labor. It is unlikely that the most undernourished can escape poverty without increased access to food. So hunger and poverty are […]

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Cambodia Human Rights Report 2007

Cambodia Country Reports on Human Rights Practices  –2007 Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor March 11, 2008 Cambodia is a constitutional monarchy with an elected government and a population of approximately 14 million. Following national elections in 2003, the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, and the National […]

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Cambodian Ghosts

In Cambodia, The Ghosts of Yesterday Help Explain the Evils of Today By Andrew Lam The “tragedy of Cambodia” has been the subject of much comment and analysis, but few have considered what might be called the “spiritual” dimensions of the problem. For those who live in Cambodia — 9 out of 10 of them […]

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Khmer Family Structure

Cambodia (Kampuchea) Cultural Info Khmer Household and Family Structure The family is the major unit of both production and consumption. Within this unit are the strongest emotional ties, the assurance of aid in the event of trouble, economic cooperation in labor, sharing of produce and income, and contribution as a unit to ceremonial obligations. A […]

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Constitution of Cambodia

Cambodia (Kampuchea) Cultural Info Preamble Chapter I Chapter II Chapter III Chapter IV Chapter V Preamble We, the people of Cambodia Accustomed to having been an outstanding civilization, a prosperous, large, flourishing and glorious nation, with high prestige radiating line a diamond Having declined grievously during the past two decades, having gone through suffering and […]

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Kings of Cambodia

Many Thanks to: www.friesian.com CAMBODIA CHEN-LA Bhavavarman I mid 6th cent. AD Mahendravarmanfl end of 6th cent. Isanavarman I early 7th cent. Bhavavarman II earlier 7th cent. Jayavarman I mid 7th cent. Jayadevi (f) early 8th cent. Nripatindravarman   Pushkaraksha Sambhuvarman 8th cent. Rajendravarman I late 8th cent. Mahipativarman KHMER Ângkôr, c. 890-1432 Jayavarman II 802-850 […]

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2 Recent Khmer Rouge Reports

Forgive and Forget Ex-rebel: Need for reconciliation outweighs that for revenge Songpol Kaopatumtip Prom Soo (right) and colleague Maj-Gen Thaem: “No headache”. _ SONGPOL KAOPATUMTIP Former Khmer Rouge commander Prom Soo is not worried about the prospect of a genocide trial. “It won’t give me a headache,” he smiled. Prom Soo is no stranger to political […]

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Cambodia Country Info

Cambodia shares borders in the north with Laos and Thailand, in the east with Vietnam and in the southwest with the Gulf of Thailand. Since the ousting of the Pol Pot regime, many aspects of Khmer cultural life have revived. The famed National Ballet has been re-established by the surviving dancers and performs classical dances […]

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