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Publication date 22 September 2020 | 22:43 | ICT

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  • Cambodian-American gets Star Trek treatment

    Kevin Ung, a Cambodian-American whose family escaped genocide during the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror, was recently selected from thousands of applicants to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s inaugural 2020 Star Trek Command Training Programme, a course intended to give hands-on

  • Oscars set minimum diversity rules for best picture prize

    Hollywood’s motion picture academy unveiled strict new eligibility rules to boost diversity among best picture Oscars nominees and the wider movie industry in a landmark announcement on Tuesday.

  • Marked for life: South Korea’s sly tattoo artists seek legalisation

    South Korean tattooist Doy counts Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt and members of K-Pop band EXO among his celebrity clients, but his delicate, detailed designs could land him in prison.

  • Hotel Rwanda film hero returned to country of own accord, Kagame says

    Rwandan President Paul Kagame said over the weekend that the polarising hero of the Hotel Rwanda film had returned home of his own accord, where he was arrested, denying his family’s claims he was kidnapped abroad.

  • The Buddhist nun challenging misogyny

    In a society where a popular saying urges women to “regard her son as her master and her husband as her god”, Buddhist nun Ketumala is already an outlier.

  • Bingo! arrives in style at Phnom Penh mall

    A board gamer who honed his skills playing lotto for fun with his family during holidays, Heng Pisey, 32, has turned his attention to a similar game where he can compete for prizes with strangers at Aeon Mall 2 – Bingo.

  • Pungent Swedish fish dish is no joke in Skarsa

    As chef Malin Soderstrom opened the can, the trapped air escaped with a hiss and filled the balcony of her waterside restaurant with the pungent odour of Sweden’s infamous delicacy, surstromming.

  • Israelis rejoice in weed raining from the heavens

    Cannabis rained from on high in Israel’s liberal hub of Tel Aviv this week as legalisation campaigners used a drone to airdrop bags of the drug, sparking delight on the ground.

  • Street kids are ‘whole world’s problem’: Iran filmmaker at Venice

    It took Majid Majidi four months and nearly 4,000 auditions to find the dynamic street children stars of Khorshid (Sun Children), the Iranian director’s latest movie premiering Sunday in Venice.

  • First Khmer woman to pass out of West Point

    The life of a soldier certainly isn’t for everyone. The training is gruelling, the hours long and there’s no room for excuses. On top of that, soldiers must be ready to respond to sudden threats at a moment’s notice.