Rubbish Youths founder San Daravid said he will continue removing litter from the Boeung Trabek canal. Supplied
group calling themselves “Rubbish Youths” who have become social media celebrities for removing litter from the Boeung Trabek canal have said they will continue doing so despite the authorities halting their Khmer New Year event.
Made up of some 30 young people, the group vowed to keep on clearing rubbish until Cambodia is free of it after Chamkarmon district authorities shut down the trash-collecting new year celebrations they were holding.
Authorities said the group had not applied for permission for the event in Boeung Trabek which was held to highlight the capital’s rubbish problem and underscore the importance of disposing waste properly.
Rubbish Youths acknowledged their mistake in failing to request permission for the event but said they were determined to continue their efforts.
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