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Bokator step closer to World Heritage status

Bokator step closer to World Heritage status

The World Martial Arts Union (WoMAU) held its third General Assembly at its headquarters in Seoul last week with the ancient Cambodian discipline of bokator proposed as a candidate for UNESCO World Heritage status by WoMAU President Soh Byung-yong.

“Soh gave a good presentation on bokator, stating its exact origin and giving enough evidence that it belongs to Cambodia,” National Olympic Committee of Cambodia general secretary Vath Chamroeun told the Post after returning from the meet in South Korea.

“Now UNESCO is thinking about our case. [We believe] bokator will be listed as World Heritage soon.”

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