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Visions of Angkor

IT WAS A WARM, clear evening, and American art historian Dawn Rooney was waiting for the sun to set over the ancient buildings of Angkor Wat.

Sunday, 29 July, 2001, 12:00am

Abode of the Gods

IN THE LATE NINTH CENTURY, a monarch ruling over a relatively small domain made the sort of decision that turns a kingdom into an empire, and a minor royal house into a dynasty.

Looking north from lowland Cambodia, he sent his army through the narrow passes of the Dongrek Mountains and descended to a sun-baked plain, rich with rivers and arable land.

24 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Temple porn has king up in arms

Hawkers peddling hard-core pornographic videos at one of the country's most isolated and sacred temples have outraged King Norodom Sihanouk.

The 76-year-old king sent a formal royal dispatch to Prime Minister Hun Sen urging action to protect the 'reputation' of the recently opened Preah Vihear on the Thai-Cambodia border.

22 May 1999 - 12:00am

Market in Khmer treasures booming

It is a trade that is as brazen as it is shadowy and shows no sign of changing.

Despite extensive new evidence of increased threats to Cambodia's Khmer temples and pledges of government crackdowns on both sides of the border, stroll into the right shopping mall in Bangkok and you can find hundreds of Cambodian antiquities for sale under one roof.

5 May 1999 - 12:00am

Accusation of interference not valid

We support the call made by Saro Sivatha, leader of the Cambodian Students Movement for Democracy (report, South China Morning Post, February 20), for the Khmer Rouge leaders to face trial in an international court.

Under their constitution, the people of Cambodia are entitled to demonstrate.

5 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

UN details Cambodia's misery

Despite billions of dollars in foreign aid since 1991, a UN study has found that of all countries in South and Southeast Asia, Cambodia ranks second only to Bangladesh in terms of human misery.

The annual UN Development Programme-funded Human Development Index found Cambodia to be among the world's poorest countries - ranked 140 out of 174.

20 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Rock Britannia

Britain is going on a spending spree trying to shrug off its staid image to attract the younger generation, and the Minister of Tourism, Tom Clarke, was here a few days ago, hoping to woo Hong Kong youngsters with a giveaway Rock and Pop map.

14 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Helping hand

Many of you will have read about the terrible conditions facing children in Cambodia in the article in Friday Focus (South China Morning Post, February 6).

11 Feb 1998 - 12:00am


I refer to the report by Huw Watkin headlined, 'Deserted young of Cambodia face life on the scrap heap' (Sunday Morning Post, December 28).

The situation in Cambodia is tragically grave and leaves me with much mixed emotions, both anger and sadness.

4 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Angkor Wot?!

Angkor Wot?! Hong Kong Players McAulay Theatre Arts Centre September 23-27 The title of this Hong Kong Players' production rather gives the game away: it is a comic approach to a serious subject, the historical sufferings of Cambodia.

As the pun suggests, this is not just comedy, but comedy of a particularly British kind.

25 Sep 1997 - 12:00am