June 17, 2021

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$10 million North Korean museum in Cambodia “temporarily” suspends operations

Several DPRK-run restaurants also shut down, though it's unclear for how long

A museum operated by North Korea in northern Cambodia appears to have suspended operations ahead of a looming UN ban requiring member states to repatriate DPRK citizens earning money overseas, NK News has learned.

The $10 million Grand Panorama Museum, located near the iconic Angkor Wat temple complex in the resort town of Siem Reap, opened in 2015, and had been tied to North Korea's Mansudae Overseas Projects (MOP), a UN-sanctioned group responsible for exporting architectural and artistic projects.