“This attitude is also supported by the Buddhist notion of individual helplessness (95 percent of Cambodians are Theravada Buddhists) and a belief in the supernatural where it is thought not unwise to literally disturb the sleep of the ghosts of the past.” Franz-Stefan Gady February 17, 2014
Associated Press in Phnom Penh Police in Cambodia say they have recovered a precious gold urn that was stolen last year and contains what are considered to be remains of the Buddha’s body.
Jan.13, 2014. A Time Line of Cambodia’s protests by Mu Sochua, a former minister of women’s affairs, is a member-elect of the National Assembly for the Cambodia National Rescue Party. “On December 29, more than 100,000 Cambodians – garment workers, teachers, farmers and students from all over the country – marched through the streets of the capital calling for Hun Sen, our long-serving prime minister-dictator, to step down or allow an independent investigation into the flawed national elections that took place in July.”
The Hollywood Reporter… Bravo, Bravo!!! “When you can make your people proud of their own culture, that’s a good thing,” says Rithy Panh, director of best foreign language film nominee, “The Missing Picture.”
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AP. 1/16/2014 Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on a U.N. special envoy to press the country’s opposition to rejoin parliament and negotiate an end to the country’s political stalemate since disputed July elections, an official said Wednesday.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” ~ Charles Darwin
New York Times By THOMAS FULLER Published: January 5, 2014
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Seeking to quash one of the most serious challenges to the nearly 30-year rule of the country’s authoritarian leader, the Cambodian authorities have banned all public gatherings and summoned two opposition leaders for police questioning.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Films from Cambodia, Palestine, and Bosnia and Herzegovina made the short list of candidates vying for the best foreign language film Oscar nomination, the Academy Awards organizer said on Friday.