Cambodia's ‘Avatars’

Villagers from Prey Lang forest in northern Cambodia have staged protests in Phnom Penh to highlight what they said was the destruction of one of Southeast Asia’s last intact lowland rainforests.
2011-08-18
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In the second such protests on Aug. 18, the villagers painted their bodies in green and blue and wore traditional ethnic Kuy clothing, including hats made from tree materials, saying that the clearing of the forests is affecting their traditional livelihood. Taking a cue from a recent animated feature, they dubbed themselves Cambodia's "Avatars."

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Anonymous Reader

Khmer people know Ranarith very well. Ranarith is unable to play any political role. He can be only a Hun Sen'puppet or a tool to destroy opposition parties such as Samrainsey & Human-Rights.

Nov 16, 2011 10:47 PM

CH. 1: MANDARIN | CANTONESE

CH. 2: VIETNAMESE | BURMESE | KOREAN

CH. 3: KHMER | LAO | UYGHUR

CH. 4: TIBETAN

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