Khmer

  • Thailand

    Attempt to bring an ancient Khmer sculpture home from NYC

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is displaying a sculpture that is believed to be an ancient Khmer king. Now an archaeologist in Buriram is fighting to bring it home to Thailand where he claims it belongs. The bronze sculpture was smuggled out of the country by antique traders, but a 67 year old local woman in…

  • North East

    Cambodia upset over Thai temple’s resemblance to Angkor Wat

    Temples are generally known to inspire peace and tranquillity, but a new 100 million baht temple complex in Northeastern Thailand has launched a feud with Cambodia which claims the temple is copying Angkor Wat, the largest temple complex in the world and the pride of Cambodian history and culture. The cultural official in Buriram, the site of the new temple,…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Covid-19 hotline for forgotten migrant workers

    45 year old Maw la Myine is from Myanmar and works for NGO Thai Raks, educating his community about public health issues such as HIV and TB. And now, Covid-19. Maw has a gift for languages, having been a volunteer Mon language teacher to children at home. His ability to speak Thai led to him becoming a translator, liaising between…

  • Krabi

    Enterprising young Cambodian impresses with multi-lingual skills

    Young vendors become very resourceful at extracting money from tourists. All in the quest of making an honest living and bringing some money to their families. But this enterprising young boy seems to have knowledge of at least seven languages, obviously representing the most popular languages spoken by the tourists he speaks to during his daily rounds. Netizens are impressed…