Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Monks Call On Government to End Harassment

By Khuon Narim and Matt Blomberg - October 16, 2013 

Two representatives of a group of Buddhist monks on  Tuesday held a press conference where they accused the government of using highly placed monks to “mentally torture” members of the monkhood who support the opposition CNRP, threatening to hold protests should the alleged intimidation continue. The Cambodia Daily

Speaking at Neakavon pagoda in Phnom Penh, Venerable Bun Buntinh, 34, who heads a group called the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ), pointed to a series of instances following July’s national election when monks were ostracized from their pagodas by chief monks after they were found to have participated in opposition demonstrations.

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