Opinion: An Open Letter to Cambodians Regarding the Repatriations of “The Golden Boy” Statue to Thailand

Dear Cambodian neighbors,

It saddened me to learn that over the past week, some Thais and Cambodians on social media heightened the level of toxic and degrading verbal and written attacks against one another as a result of the repatriation of “The Golden Boy” bronze statue from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City after many decades.

This should cause both Thailand and Cambodia to rejoice that this important and exquisite Khmer art bronze statue, which is around 900-year-old, has finally returned to the region where it belongs.

In full: https://www.khaosodenglish.com/life/2024/05/27/opinion-an-open-letter-to-cambodians-regarding-the-repatriations-of-the-golden-boy-statue-to-thailand/

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