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Research Institute Taps Deep Traditions in its Name

Chhang Youk, director of the Sleuk Rith Institute, said he named his research institute after the material in an effort to promote better understanding of Cambodia’s identity, culture and history. More

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18 December 2014
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Research Institute Taps Deep Traditions in its Name

Chhang Youk, director of the Sleuk Rith Institute, said he named his research institute after the material in an effort to promote better understanding of Cambodia’s identity, culture and history.
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Hunting for Wild Honey in Cambodia's Forestsi
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17 December 2014
Cambodia is thought to produce the best wild honey in Southeast Asia, mainly due to its climate and topography. Most of it is harvested informally and sold cheaply at local village markets. Now, one company is helping some of the country's poorest people by employing them to hunt for honey, then selling it commercially. (AP, Koh Kong)

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You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)i
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01 December 2014
You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)

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