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Water Festival Canceled

By: AKP Phnom Penh Posted: October-13-2011 in
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AKP Phnom Penh, October 13, 2011 –

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen this afternoon announced to cancel the Water Festival, which is scheduled to be held on Nov. 9-11 due to the flash floods.

Speaking at the opening of the special cabinet ministers’ meeting to assess the damages caused by the devastating floods, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said no boat racing this year, but other festivals are celebrated as usual.

Most of the boat racers come from the flood affecting areas, each boat has to spend at least 10 million riel (approximately US$2,500), he explained.

Article in Khmer by CHEY Phum Pul
Article in English by KHAN Sophirom

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