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Cambodian FB users rage over dance ownership (via The Nation)

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August 31, 2018 18:20

United Nations’ cultural agency Unesco’s Facebook page has hosted a heated debate between Cambodians and Thais over Bangkok’s proposal for the inclusion of “khon” masked dance on the agency’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

Social network users across the border have claimed the dance was Cambodian, not Thai, in Facebook comments since mid-August.  The masked dance – whose story is based on the Hindu Ramayana epic – is common throughout much of Asean.

 

Read the full article on The Nation here.

 

 

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