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Hold the looters accountable

A lion statue located in the Angkor Wat Temple complex.
A lion statue located in the Angkor Wat Temple complex. YOUK CHHANG

Hold the looters accountable

In regards to the Post Weekend’s article Inside the secret museum (Saturday, September 26):

I hope blaming others is not becoming part of our culture. I regret that there seems to be a lack of appreciation from the Ministry of Culture to the monks and villagers who safeguarded these artefacts from being looted.

I wish the officials at the Ministry of Culture had the needed resources – both financial and expertise – and the authority to mete out punishment to those who have looted our national heritage.

Even prosecuting one case during the term of the current government would go a long way towards reform.

Youk Chhang
Director
The Documentation Center of Cambodia

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