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Death Metal Band Named After Cambodian Concentration Camp Responds to Backlash

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An American band has sparked outrage for naming themselves after a Cambodian genocide concentration camp, where the Khmer Rouge murdered thousands of Cambodians in the mid-1970s.

The band faced backlash when internet sleuths discovered them while searching for Tuol Sleng after a controversial VICE article featuring manipulated photographs of the victims made headlines last week, according to AsianFeed.

Cambodian Woman Who Makes Purses for Michael Kors, Kate Spade is Imprisoned Over a Facebook Post

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A Cambodian woman employed in a local factory that produces bags for designer brands such as Michael Kors and Kate Spade has spent at least two months in prison after worrying about losing her job due to COVID-19.

What happened: Soy Sros, 30, was arrested on April 4 over a Facebook post in which she raised concerns that she and her coworkers might be laid off in the middle of the pandemic.

Separated During Khmer Rouge, Cambodian Siblings Reunite 47 Years Later

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After nearly half a century, a 98-year-old Cambodian woman was reunited with two siblings she thought had died during the brutal regime of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, aka the Khmer Rouge, in the 1970s.

Through the efforts of local NGO Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF), Bun Sen met her 101-year-old big sister, Bun Chea, and her 92-year-old younger brother last week.

Cambodian Children Will Get Lessons on LGBTQ+ Acceptance Starting 2020

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Students in Cambodia will soon receive lessons on LGBTQ+ issues, a move expected to eradicate prevailing discrimination against the community in the Southeast Asian country.

The lessons, which will start in 2020, will reportedly be part of the sex education curriculum beginning in seventh grade, covering topics on gender identity and sexual orientation, among others.

Dad Who Couldn’t Afford New Backpack for His Son Makes One Out of Raffia String

A Cambodian father has gone viral online for his amazing creativity and heartwarming gesture when he created a bag for his son out of raffia string because he couldn’t afford to buy him a new one.

According to the post shared online by Facebook user Sophous Suon, the father decided to create a bag made out of blue raffia string for his son complete with a front flap, buckle, and two straps.