via Phnom Penh Post, 15 March 2020: Interview with Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Arts about the ongoing effort to repatriate looted artefacts from the US. The memes about looting in the previous story is very topical.
Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona said experts from the ministry are working to ensure the return of artefacts that were looted from the Kingdom during wartime periods and are currently in the US.
She said while the exact number of artefacts located in the US is still unknown, 42 statues had been returned so far.
Sackona told The Post on March 15 that ministry experts are cooperating with US legal experts and authorities in order to return artefacts which were lost at Koh Keh, Angkor Wat and other ancient temples.
“In 2019, we had 42 ancient statues returned from the US. We are still working on returning others that were taken from the Kingdom which are now in the US.