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Mekong on show
AN exhibition at the Angkor National Museum in Siem Reap, Stories of the Mekong, opened last week to a warm reception.

In fact, the show has been so successful it is being used as the basis of a new project with the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.

The director general of Cultural Heritage, Ok Sophon, said, “We will research the story and culture of the people around the lake.”

Stories of the Mekong will run until February 28.

Buddha correction
LAST week, in an article published about the Buddha statue in front of Preah Norodom Sihanouk Angkor Museum, it was stated the land for the site was donated to the benefactor Sulata Sarkar by the AEON 1% Club of Japan.

Madame Chau Sun Kérya, the director of the Department of Cultural Development, Museums and Heritage Norms for Apsara Authority, would like it noted that Apsara provided the land,  while the AEON 1% Club funded the building of the museum which also stands on the land. Furthermore, Apsara was also a contributor to the Buddha project by providing over $30,000 for the pedestal.

The granting of the land for the statue was steered by Professor Azedine Beschaouch, the permanent scientific secretary for UNESCO, via the president of Apsara, Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, with support from the former Indian ambassador to Cambodia, Aloke Sen.

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