Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday helped weave the last cotton threads for the world’s longest krama that has now reached 1,000 metres.
The effort was organised by GoGo Cambodia, an organisation established by young people to promote national pride.
Weavers aim to display the traditional Cambodia scarf and urge all Cambodians to unify and break records together. The event promotes the spirit that Khmers can achieve anything.
Mr Hun Sen yesterday encouraged youths and students to continue creating more achievements for the nation.
“Whatever any country can do, Khmer also can,” he said. “Nieces and nephews, do you believe Khmer can do it? Born on this soil, we must strive for achievements.”
The campaign to break the Guinness world record for the longest krama began in February. The krama is white and red, and is set up at Veal Preah Mehru in front of the National Museum.
Sann Vathana of GoGo Cambodia, who launched the campaign, said the campaign had not yet finished despite the Prime Minister weaving the last threads to break the world record.
He said the krama will continue to be weaved in order to make it even longer.
“Even though we reached 1,000 metres our campaign has not finished yet,” he said. “We are still open for the public to join us.”
He said his working group had already informed the Guinness commission that Cambodia had reached its goal.
According to Mr Vathana, about 20,000 people including students, youths and foreigners had taken part in weaving the krama.
He appealed to everyone to join in weaving the krama to inspire the spirit of unification and achievement of Cambodian people.
“All brothers and sisters, do not wait until the last day, please join with us to weave the longest krama,” he said. “The krama is just the evidence. Participation of the people means inspiring the spirit of what Khmers can do.”