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Buddhists flock to Oudong ceremony

More than 1,000 people flocked to Oudong Mountain in Kandal province yesterday to observe Meak Bochea Day, which marks the day the Buddha prophesied his own death.Nguon Nhel, second vice president of the National Assembly, presided over the ceremony accompanied by many lawmakers and government ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50105768/buddhists-flock-to-oudong-ceremony/

State President welcomes Cambodian Senior Minister

President Trần Đại Quang hosted a reception in Hà Nội yesterday for Cambodia’s Senior Minister and Minister of Cults and Religion, Him Chhem, during which he stressed the need for the two countries to boost religious cooperation in bilateral and multilateral frameworks. ...

Viet Nam News
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/300579/state-president-welcomes-cambodian-senior-minister.html#WEOSRtzhVAbORK3O.97

Structure removed from Buddhist Institute land

A temporary structure built on the Buddhist Institute’s land by Na­gaCorp, which added to swirling rumors late last year that the growing casino empire was planning to develop the land and prompted hundreds of monks to march in protest, has been removed. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/structure-removed-from-buddhist-institute-land-75808/

Activists call for transparency at Buddhist Institute

The activist Independent Monk Network has called on the Ministry of Cult and Religion to release paperwork proving that an agreement it struck with NagaCorp to help construct an electricity substation at Phnom Penh’s Buddhist Institute does not involve the selling of any of the ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-call-transparency-buddhist-institute

Monks protest over institute

A group of about 100 people, including 50 or so monks, attempted to march yesterday to protest outside Phnom Penh’s Buddhist Institute, but were thwarted by droves of military police and district security guards on Sisowath Quay. No violence occurred as Independent Monk Network leader But ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/monks-protest-over-institute

Institute land not leased: gov’t

Responding to reported fears among staff that the destruction of a wall at Phnom Penh’s Buddhist Institute could herald the piecemeal sale of the grounds to adjacent casino operator NagaCorp, the government yesterday chalked the alarm up to a simple misunderstanding. According to the Ministry of ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/institute-land-not-leased-gov%E2%80%99t

Institute feeling crowded

Construction work at the site of Phnom Penh’s Buddhist Institute by Hong Kong-listed casino operator NagaCorp has caused concern among staff that the large development is driving away students. In recent days, a wall separating the institute from Hun Sen Park in Chamkarmon district’s Tonle Bassac ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/institute-feeling-crowded

Monks fight alleged overstep

A deputy district governor and a land tycoon are allegedly attempting to seize land deemed sacred by about 700 monks and residents who gathered yesterday in protest outside the unfinished Wat Kohbodhivong in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. Banner-wielding participants said that tycoon Chheang Paksour and ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/monks-fight-alleged-overstep

Court Silent On Charges Against Monk

A Phnom Penh Municipal Court official yesterday refused to disclose the nature of “incitement” charges issued in February against well-known monk Loun Sovath, while the Ministry of Justice claimed it was unaware of the case against the social campaigner. According to documents dated Feb. 14 and ...

K Thom Authorities Prevent NGO Workshop

Authorities in Kompong Thom province yesterday forced a pagoda to withdraw its invitation to host a workshop about forest protection, continuing their pressure on two NGOs that provide community legal education in the province, a monk and NGO worker said. Chin Neth, chief monk at ...

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