New Zealand tourist wanted for Bayon vandalism

A New Zealand tourist is wanted for questioning in connection with a broken Buddha statue in the Bayon. The tourist was questioned earlier for illegally staying overnight in the Angkor complex.

Bayon main entrance


Police hunt woman tourist who ‘smashed centuries-old Buddha statue’ inside temple at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat
Daily Mail, 13 October 2014

Broken statue angers temple management
Phnom Penh Post, 13 October 2014

New Zealand tourist wanted over broken statue at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat complex
Radio Australia, 13 October 2014

Kiwi wanted for breaking Angkor statue
Bangkok Post, 13 October 2014

Tourist Wanted for Breaking Buddha Statue
The Cambodia Daily, 13 October 2014

New Zealander wanted over broken statue in Cambodia’s Angkor complex
Philippine Inquirer, 13 October 2014

Kiwi held after Buddha statue smashed
Otago Times, 13 October 2014

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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