Prime Minister Sok An told members of parliament Friday that an outdoor
lighting system at Angkor Wat will not hurt the ancient structure and
will be a boon for Cambodia's struggling tourism sector. "The heat from
the lamps is 50,000 times weaker than the sun and will not hurt the
ancient temple, but it will allow the many colourful carvings on the
wall of Angkor Wat to be viewed," he said. Sok An also told lawmakers
Friday that the lights were placed into old "repair" holes.