Cambodian psychiatrist wins ‘Asia’s Nobel Prize’

Sotheara Chhim is himself a survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime, helping people who suffered under it.

A Cambodian psychiatrist treating victims of the Khmer Rouge and a French environmentalist cleaning up Indonesian rivers were among the winners Wednesday of the 2022 Ramon Magsaysay Award — considered Asia’s Nobel Prize.

The annual award, established in 1957 and named after a Philippines president who died in a plane crash, honors those who have performed “selfless service to the peoples of Asia”.

The foundation that runs the award announced four winners in an online announcement.

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