William E. Todd to talk at Siem Reap town hall meeting

U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William E. Todd will conduct his first Town Hall meeting in Siem Reap on Monday, March 25, 2013 at the University of South-East Asia and invites all U.S. citizens living in the area to attend. U.S. Embassy officials will be present to answer questions and discuss concerns regarding American citizen services, safety and security, health, immigrant and non-immigrant visas, and other issues. Following the …

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FilmCamp Cambodia is back

FilmCamp Cambodia or FilmCAMp is back, this year, with a special follow-on program. Of course, our Chaktomuk Short Film Contest, now open to other Southeast Asian filmmakers. Below is our tentative agenda: 07:30 Registration 08:00 Opening speeches – 4K’s rep, Sabay’s rep, Mr. Sin ChanSaya (Dep’t of Cinema); H.E. Khieu Kanharith (Minister of Information -TBC) 08:30 Breakout sessions 12:00 Lunch break – Screening of selected films 01:30 Lucky …

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Khemerak Sereymon released new song on traffic law

Khemerak Sereymon was in an accident last week that killed four of his friends and released a song this week calling on people to respect traffic laws. The Post has an update: Song proves eerily prescient About a week after popular vocalist Khemarak Sereymon walked away from a traffic accident that killed four of his friends earlier this month along National Road 4, a song of his appeared …

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Khmer Flag Song: compose from Khmer heart, sing from Khmer soul

Singers: Riem Sok Phirom, Miss Rithy Lomor Kesor, Miss Alis Sopor, Mr Ousa Initiator: Riem Sok Phirom Lyric: Nokor Khmer Center Music: SmallWorldSmallBand Video: Loy9 series 2 episode 1 Purpose: Feel our heart from the lyric and music Special Thank for all friends In the name of SWSB and Nokor Khmer Center, I would like to show my deep thank to everyone for encouraging this song. Moreover, if …

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Chrisma and Leadership: book

“Chrisma and Leadership,” King Sihanouk’s autobiographical book written in collaboration with Bernard Krisher, describes the world leaders he has known and admired. The book in now available at Monument Books, Peace Book Center, International Book Center in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap; and at the reception desk of The Cambodia Daily. A Khmer translation is in progress and will be available soon.

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PBS: Meg Ryan Visits Cambodia's Toul Kork Road

Meg Ryan navigates the maze-like neighborhoods of Toul Kork, a poverty-stricken district in the Phnom Penh municipality of Cambodia, to meet the prostitutes that Somaly Mam — a Cambodian human rights and anti-sex trafficking advocate — has worked with. Mam is a source of inspiration and strength for these women, but encounters frequent difficulties in helping them overcome their circumstances.

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The Buddhist Bug returns home to Cambodia

Performance + Exhibition 6-9pm Friday, March 1, 2013 Java Gallery (upstairs) 56 Sihanouk Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia The Buddhist Bug Project is the concept of artist Anida Yoeu Ali, and a project of Studio Revolt. In the artist statement she explains: “The Buddhist Bug Project seeks to map a new spiritual and social landscape through its surreal existence amongst ordinary people and everyday environments. The Buddhist Bug is …

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Justice and Healing in Cambodia

Saturday February 23 – 4pm at Bophana Center Victim-Former Khmer Rouge Produced by Kdei Karuna and TPO Cambodia, 17 min, 2012, Khmer version with English subtitles Victims often wish to receive acknowledgement and an apology. For perpetrators, overcoming cultural obstacles that hinder even the acknowledgement of crimes make an apology difficult to achieve. This project is a dialogue among local Cambodian communities about their role in finding justice, …

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Costa Coffee opens first Phnom Penh’s store

Phnom Penh, Cambodia (December 14, 2012) — Costa Coffee, the world’s second-largest brand coffee-house, will open its first shop in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district on Saturday 15 December 2012. Founded in London in 1971, Costa Coffee is now the U.K.’s largest coffee chain and has 2,407 stores in 30 countries worldwide. “We want to bring an unbeatable coffee experience to coffee lovers in Cambodia,” said Rami Sharaf, …

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World's second largest coffee chain Costa to open in Cambodia

Updated: Rami Sharaf: ‘Franchise is about passion’ Chairman Rami Sharaf sat down with the Post’s Soo Jin Kim to talk about how its newest addition, Costa Coffee, aims to please its customers. “Coffee Chain Costa to Open Shop Next Month in Phnom Penh” is the headline The Cambodia Daily on Wednesday. Philip Heijmans wrote: The U.K.-based coffee chain Costa Coffee will join the mix of new coffee shops …

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National Library of Cambodia's archived Khmer books now online

A huge collection of books in the Khmer language has been made accessible online thanks to the Digital Library for International Research. About 50 publications, from educational periodicals to Khmer School Books to novels, are dated back to 1863. Totally there are about 11,960 pages in electronic version for free download; also in PDF edition. This collection of books in the Khmer language represents a selection of books …

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