Children in Cambodia will receive lessons on LGBT+ issues from 2020 in a bid to wipe out bullying and discrimination in the socially conservative country.
The World Health Organization (WHO) today congratulated the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on eliminating trachoma as a public health problem.
The regime was removed from power in 1979 when Vietnam invaded Cambodia and quickly destroyed most of the Khmer Rouge’s forces. Before this, the regime murdered hundreds of thousands of Cambodians and perpetrated genocide of Cambodian minorities.
Norodom Sihanouk’s “royal crusade for independence” resulted in grudging French acquiescence to his demands for a transfer of sovereignty. A partial agreement was struck in October 1953. Sihanouk then declared that independence had been achieved and returned in triumph to Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh, formerly known as Krong Chaktomuk Serimongkul or shortly known as Krong Chaktomuk is now the capital and most populous city in Cambodia.
Built between roughly A.D. 1113 and 1150, and encompassing an area of about 500 acres (200 hectares), Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed. Its name means temple city.
The Khmer Empire, the predecessor state to modern Cambodia, was a Hindu-Buddhist empire in Southeast Asia. Its greatest legacy is Angkor which was the site of the capital city during the empire’s zenith.
Funan or Nokor Phnom was the name given by Chinese cartographers, geographers and writers to an ancient Indianised state—or, rather a loose network of states —located in mainland Southeast Asia centered on the Mekong Delta that existed from the first to sixth century CE.
By around 30,000 years ago, Australo-Melanesians were present in all regions of Southeast Asia. In most lands they were eventually displaced from the coastal lowlands and pushed to the uplands and hinterlands by later immigrants.