Donations from Cambodia
to aid victims of the devastating May 12 earthquake in China totaled $1.32 million by May
27, show figures compiled by the Post.
The total included $1.16 million given by business or
cultural groups, including the China,
Hong Kong and Macao Expatriate and Business Association of Cambodia, the
Khmer-Chinese Association and the Foundation for Promoting Chinese Culture in Cambodia.
The figure also includes $100,000 from the government,
$50,000 from former king Norodom Sihanouk and $10,000 from the Cambodian Red
Another $60,000 in donations was collected by
Chinese-language newspaper Commercial
News, said an editor at the daily.
Expressing gratitude for the donations of behalf of the
people and government of China,
a third secretary at the Chinese embassy, Qian Hai, said it was very kind of Cambodia as an
underdeveloped country to provide assistance.
The donations were a reflection of the long and cooperative
relationship between the two countries, Qian told the Post on May 27.
He predicted that the assistance would further strengthen
bilateral cooperation and lead to increased Chinese investment.