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In Review

In Review

Nov 8: An art exhibit opened at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Cambodia

entitled "What Shape is Cambodia In?" with works by American Bradford Edwards.

The exhibit will run until Nov 22. Twenty percent of the proceeds from sales will

be donated to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

Nov 9: The Royal Government announced that the International Ramayana Festival

& National Festival of Cambodian Folklore will take place from Nov 29 to Dec

2 at Angkor Wat. Dance troupes from Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal Singapore

and Vietnam will take part.

Nov 11: Reuters reported the government has suspended pro-opposition newspaper

Neak Proyuth for predicting an upsurge in factional fighting. The Ministry of Information

ordered the paper suspended for an initial 30 days and will file a complaint in court

against it, a ministry official said.

"The ministry will file a complaint in the municipal court later this afternoon

or tomorrow morning," said the official, who declined to be identified. "Its

reports could cause public alarm and create instability."

Neak Proyuth was suspended initially several months ago for reporting what the government

claimed were inaccurate casualty figures on fighting in the northwest.

Nov 17: The Australian Embassy announced that Second Prime Minister Hun

Sen would preside over an official handing over ceremony of eleven bridges constructed

under the Cambodia-Australia Bridges Project. The initiative, funded by AusAID, has

seen the successful completion of 11 bridges on Routes 5 and 6 for a total cost of

US$9 million, according to an embassy press release.

Nov 20: LICADHO announced that the Global March Against Child Labour, a

six month march spanning three continents which aims to be the largest single social

movement in history in support of the 250 million children worldwide who are forced

to work for their survival, will arrive in Cambodia on Feb 4 from Vietnam. The march

will pass along a route via Bavet, Svay Rieng, Phnom Penh, Kompong Som and Koh Kong,

crossing into Thailand on Feb 8. Special events will take place in Phnom Penh on

Feb 5 and 6.

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