Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Mia Farrow to visit Tuol Sleng

Mia Farrow to visit Tuol Sleng

Mia Farrow to visit Tuol Sleng

American actress and humanitarian celeb Mia Farrow will visit Cambodia next week

as part of her Olympic style torch relay tour of genocide countries. The actress

is leading a January 19-20 delegation "to raise awareness about genocide around

the world and in Darfur in particular," says Theary Seng, executive director

of the Center for Social Development.

Farrow has been leading a global movement known as the Olympic Dream for Darfur to

press China, a major purchaser of Sudan's oil, to exert its economic influence on

Sudan to end violence in Darfur. As part of her torch relay through countries that

have suffered, the actress will visit the notorious torture prison Tuol Sleng and

host with CSD a symbolic torch lighting and relay ceremony, Seng said. Tuol Sleng

survivor and artist Van Nath will light the torch.

The actress will be hosted by U.S. Ambassador Joseph Mussomeli at an event with officials

of government, the Khmer Rouge tribunal, KR survivors, and civil society working

on reconciliation. Seng said they're working on setting up visits to the King and

prime minister.

The 62-year-old actress' new movie Be Kind Rewind is supposed to open in February.

She plays a "dotty old lady," according to reviewers.

MOST VIEWED

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh