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MONK FIIIIIGHT! - Men of the Orange Robes Clash in Pagoda

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MONK FIIIIIGHT! - Men of the Orange Robes Clash in Pagoda

Postby Bong Burgundy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:10 am

Phnom Penh: An old score between groups of monks was settled in Toul Samrong pagoda, causing a monk to be injured and causing shock. At 7:00 pm on December 6, 2017 in Tuol Samrong pagoda, Sangkat Dangkor, Khan Dangkor. Buddhist monk named Varmam, 46, who lives in Tuol Samrong pagoda was wounded by another young monk.



According to the monk's account, before the incident, he was seated in the dock near the entrance of the pagoda. Two other monks took something and threw it at his head and body, causing an Injury to the right side of the eye, the chest and his knee. Suddenly, he ran out to help, and people living near the pagoda also helped to call for an ambulance to take him to = a private clinic. The violent monks escaped into the shadow of the pagoda. The source said that after the monk was sent to the hospital, the news was given to the local police, who went down to the scene, but the fence was locked, blocking access.



The source said the injured monk and the others had already had a few verbal arguments before, and so the monks did this to him. After the incident, the monk has filed a lawsuit for legal action, but this case, authorities have not yet done anything, instead waiting until the morning to investigate due to the locked pagoda.



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Re: MONK FIIIIIGHT! - Men of the Orange Robes Clash in Pagoda

Postby logos » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:38 pm

Monkey business a la Khmer
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Re: MONK FIIIIIGHT! - Men of the Orange Robes Clash in Pagoda

Postby the chicken » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:08 am

That is strange. I have been to many pagodas, most don't have main entrance gate let alone lock it. And as far as I know they have the monk/pagaoda association groups when there is a dispute among monks and pagodas.
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Re: MONK FIIIIIGHT! - Men of the Orange Robes Clash in Pagoda

Postby mrdome » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:29 am

Bad karma for a lay person, a hundred times worse for a monk who's taken vows.
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