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Sam Yom, 68, with a photograph of ‘Bi’, who is said to have been the first to strike a blow against Bardez.

Nearly a century after the bloody murder of a French colonial official, a village still bears the mark of the ‘beast’

Publication date 19 January 2018 | 07:12 | ICT

The road to Kraang Leav village, branching off the main highway five minutes northwest of Kampong Chhnang town, leads to a moss-covered stupa boxed in by a stone fence. A plaque identifies it, though the words – “Bardez Stupa” – don’t

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  • Sam Yom, 68, with a photograph of ‘Bi’, who is said to have been the first to strike a blow against Bardez.

    Nearly a century after the bloody murder of a French colonial official, a village still bears the mark of the ‘beast’

    Publication date 19 January 2018 | 07:12 | ICT

    The road to Kraang Leav village, branching off the main highway five minutes northwest of Kampong Chhnang town, leads to a moss-covered stupa boxed in by a stone fence.

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    Publication date 18 January 2018 | 08:41 | ICT

    They're kept in metal bowls, plastic buckets and in jars, and often found on the side, or even at the centre, of Khmer dishes. Sometimes they are vegetables, other times fruits, and even fish, crabs or ants.

  • Artist Tith Kanitha next to one of her untitled sculptures for her new exhibition Instinct.

    An artist explores ‘instinct’

    Publication date 16 January 2018 | 07:45 | ICT

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  • The opening ceremony of the 2016 National Games at Olympic Stadium.

    National Games gets expanded

    Publication date 15 January 2018 | 07:06 | ICT

    The second edition of the National Games, strategically planned as a crucial stress test for federations and a trial of strength for athletes in an effort to build a strong squad for the ensuing Jakarta Asian Games, has been expande

  • Artist Karen Hartmann, who has been in Cambodia for the last six years and will be exhibiting her work beginning tonight at Chinese House. Photo supplied/Karl Laframboise

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    Publication date 12 January 2018 | 06:09 | ICT

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  • The Cambodian Royal Ballet practises yesterday for three upcoming performances this weekend.

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    Publication date 12 January 2018 | 06:05 | ICT

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    US college players go from tennis courts to Killing Fields

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  • Yoshihiko Sugiura splits up an okonomiyaki, a sort of Japanese pizza-pancake hybrid, at Akane.

    Akane is filling Phnom Penh’s okonomiyaki void

    Publication date 11 January 2018 | 09:05 | ICT

    There's a new okonomiyaki joint in town, and fortunately manager Yoshihiko Sugiura was on hand yesterday to explain what exactly that means.

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