While Phnom Penh remained quiet over the weekend due to the government’s cancellation of the annual Water Festival for the third year running, Svay Rieng and Siem Reap provinces attracted a total of more than 100,000 revelers eager to see the traditional boat races held there. Ros Pharith, Svay Rieng provincial administration director, said more than 100,000 people had flocked to the province to take part in the Water Festival, which featured 47 different boats racing on the Waiko River. In attendance at the festival was Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An, who is also a parliamentarian for the province,
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