Cambodia Reacts against AMAZON’s Ignominious Products

The Royal Embassy of Cambodia to the United States has made a protest about U.S-based retail website AMAZON's ignominious products put in sale on its websites, which seriously affects the Kingdom's honour, according to the embassy's press release.

The Royal Embassy of Cambodia to the United States has learned with shock and dismay that the silhouette or/and the photos of the Angkor Temples, including Angkor Wat, Ta Phrohm, Bayon or Beng Melea that have been inscribed on the World Heritage List since 1992 and benefited from the Reinforced International Protection (UNESCO) since 2017, have been used by the manufacturers as images of some ignominious products, among them toilet seat cover, bath area rug, contour mat, toilet seat lid, shower curtains, kitchen carpet, it said.

Moreover, it added, the manufacturers went all the outrageous way to use the Flag of the Kingdom of Cambodia as design of bathroom mat set (carpets and toilet seat lid). All the referred goods have been put in sale by AMAZON on amazon.com and amazon.fr.

The Kingdom of Cambodia condemns the manufacturers of these products and urged AMAZON to immediately stop their sale by removing from its websites all these goods, which seriously affect the National Honour and Prestige of the Kingdom of Cambodia, underlined the press release dated Jan. 17, 2019.

The Royal Embassy has registered on Jan. 16, 2019 with AMAZON's customer services the Embassy's protest and the above-mentioned urge, it pointed out, indicating that Ambassador H.E. Chum Sounry has sent a letter dated Jan. 17, 2019 to the attention of the Chairman, CEO and President of AMAZON with the same meaning.

The Director General of APSARA National Authority has also sent to the company a letter protesting the sale of these products on AMAZON's websites and stressed that It is not necessary to insist on the ignoble character of this use and that the dissemination of these ignominious products must be stopped quickly", said the same source.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press