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Promoter: Samnang showed ‘Khmer heart’

Publication date 08 November 2023 | 21:09 | ICT

The much-hyped Wurkz Sena Kun Khmer event on November 5 drew record crowds and was surely one of the largest sporting events the Kingdom has seen since the 32nd SEA Games.



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