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‘I Am Chut Wutty’ Film Ban Applies to All Public Shows

After plans to screen a documentary about slain environmental activist Chut Wutty at Phnom Penh’s Meta House were canceled at the behest of the Ministry of Culture last week, a ministry official said over the weekend that the film could not be publicly screened anywhere in the country.

Musical Road Show to Revisit ‘Golden Era’

Cambodia's lost generation of art from the 1960s and early '70s has fueled local ensemble The Cambodian Space Project to embark on a national tour of not only live performances and recording, but also cultural and musical discovery.

Taekwondo Star Takes Silver in Philippines

Taekwondo star Sorn Seavmey made history for the second time in three days by winning a silver medal at the Asian Taekwondo Championships in the Philippines on Monday night.

Taekwondo’s Seavmey Wins Historic Olympics Qualifier

Taekwondo champion Sorn Seavmey again made history on Saturday, winning gold at the Asian Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament and becoming the first-ever Cambodian athlete to qualify outright for the Olympic Games.

Government Says Kep Water Safe; Tourists Pour Back in

After issuing a public health warning earlier this month for Kep province due to an algal bloom in the coastal water, the government on Friday lifted its precautionary ban on swimming, fishing and eating seafood in the province, according to a statement.

Government Extends Algal Bloom Warning for Kep

The government has extended its appeal to the public to avoid eating seafood or swimming in the water in Kep province through the weekend, despite finding no evidence of toxicity in their ongoing investigation into an abnormal algal bloom in waters off the coast.

Government Issues Warning Over Algae Bloom Off Kep Coast

The government appealed to the public on Saturday to avoid eating seafood or swimming in the waters off Kep province, as a natural—but potentially toxic—phenomenon had swept across the coast of the popular tourist destination.

Government Approves Sihanoukville ‘Casino City’ Plans

Malaysia-based company SV International was granted permission by the Council of Ministers earlier this month to begin the initial stage of grand plans to turn part of Sihanoukville into a “casino city,” an official confirmed.

Amid New Funding, ‘Courageous Turtle’ Comes Out of Its Shell

A new play funded by the German government that seeks to teach young people about the Khmer Rouge regime has proven so successful that the initiative is set to expand to classrooms and community centers nationwide this year.

As Deadline Passes, O’Tres Beach Businesses Fight On

Although an eviction deadline passed on Sunday for guesthouses, restaurants and bars along Sihanoukville’s popular O’Tres Beach, less than half of the businesses had left as of the evening.