Hun Sen calls on monks to battle traffic accident deaths

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on monks to join hands in educating people to respect traffic laws and avoid drug use in order to reduce traffic deaths and drug problems. During a building inauguration at Chey Mongkul pagoda in Kampong Cham province, Mr Hun Sen ...

Pech Sotheary

CPP-linked monastic leader tells Cambodia’s monks to vote for ruling party

Cambodia’s top monastic leader, Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong, urged the nation’s monks yesterday to vote for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, explaining that the outcome of the 2018 national election has been “arranged already”. ...

Soth Koemsoeun and Andrew Nachemson

Anti-drug campaign set to target monks

Monks have become the latest target of the government’s anti-drug campaign, as Interior Minister Sar Kheng announced he would be seeking ways to wipe out abuse of illegal substances in the clergy. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Hundreds Protest Lao Dam Project

The Venerable Sann Leang, executive director of NGO Environmental More than 500 villagers held a march in eastern Cambodia Friday to protest a controversial dam project on the Mekong River in Laos they say is undergoing construction despite a pledge to halt progress while officials ...

Dhammayietra Peace March to Cover 135 Km

About 70 monks and nuns embarked on the 22nd Dhammayietra peace walk yesterday in Oddar Meanchey province’s Samraong City to promote nonviolence and honor the legacy of the walk’s late founder, Venerable Maha Ghosananda. The six-day pilgrimage, during which participants will walk 135 km through five ...

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 ...

Cambodian 'Avatars' Rally to Save Forest

More than one hundred villagers dressed as the forest people from the hit film “Avatar” protested in the Cambodian capital Thursday against the destruction of the country’s Prey Lang forestThey say the forest, which is a source of livelihood for some 200,000 mainly indigenous people, ...

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