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Belgian, b. 1948
Peace March for Human Rights
Dec 10, 2014
Several hundreds of citizens and buddhist monks from the Independent Network of Monks for Social Justice (INMSJ) took part at a 5-day long ‘Peace March’ along the Cambodian national highways to promote human rights. Staying overnight in those pagodas which were not prevented from hosting them by the buddhist authorities, they converged to the capital Phnom Penh to celebrate the International Human...
Water Festival 2014
Nov 10, 2014
At the end of the rainy season the Tonle Sap, Cambodia’s fish reservoir, reverses its course, letting loose of the water it accumulated from the Mekong in the previous months. This unique phenomenon is celebrated during the Water Festival. Tens of thousands from the countryside flock to the capital to look at several hundred longboats race on the river during three days. After a hyatus of 3 years,...
10th Anniversary Of Norodom Sihamoni Coronation
Oct 28, 2014
Ten years ago on October 29th, King-Father Norodom Sihanouk, an emblematic figure in the troubled past of Cambodia, abdicated in favour of his son Norodom Sihamoni, turning an important page the country's history. The coronation of King Norodom Sihamoni was the occasion for a lavish ceremony.
Oct 17, 2014
Surfing on a wave of Cambodian nationalist pride, the ancient martial art of 'bokator', the likely ancestor of 'brodal serei' and 'muay thai' boxing, was given a significant boost for its revival a few years back through the impulse of grand master San Kim Sen. Today 29 bokator clubs, spread around the Kingdom, sent 124 members, both male and female, to take part in the National Bokator Championship....
Anti-Vietnamese Protests in Cambodia
Oct 9, 2014
The antagonism between Cambodia and Vietnam has been going on for centuries, with occasional flare-ups leading to outright war, the last one resulting in the toppling of the Khmer Rouge regime, followed by a 10 year presence of Vietnamese troops on Cambodian soil, and the installation of a pro-Vietnamese government for the last 35 years. Many Cambodian citizens nurture a profound distrust in their...