Floods in Cambodia continues to rise and more than 80 people have been reported dead, including 39 children, as flooding along Mekong River provinces continues. Heavy flooding is hitting 12 provinces along the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, as well as Phnom Penh, closing schools and hospitals as well as pagodas where Buddhism ceremonies were not festive and cheerful. VOA Khmer's Kong Sothanarith reports from Kandal province.
Cambodia Town Film Festival co-organizers PraCh Ly and Caylee So are on a tour promoting the festival throughout the US. During their tour on the East Coast, they stopped by the Voice of America studio in Washington, DC. VOA Khmer’s Im Sothearith discusses the festival’s purpose and the organizers’ expectations.
More than 10,000 Cambodians rallied in the capital of Phnom Penh's Olympic stadium on Sunday July 7 to mark 5th Anniversary of the designation of Preah Vihear temple as a UN world heritage site. Im Sothearith, Washington.
Two US ensembles last week performed benefit concerts in Phnom Penh just ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. Band members and organizers say they hoped the music would bring the US and Cambodia culturally closer. American children from the Boston Children's Chorus sang "Phnom Penh," a song composed by the late king Sihanouk in the Cambodian capital. (Say Mony, Phnom Penh)
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has returned two massive Angkorian statues to Cambodia. Officials here say they are grateful to the US government for their help in the return, and for an ongoing court case to have another statue, currently housed at the auction house Sotheby’s returned, as well. (Say Mony, Phnom Penh)