villagers in Prey Veng's Sithor Kandal district protested Sunday a
decision by the Ministry of Cults and Religions to allow the return of
a monk accused of stealing 20 million riel (US$4,853.19) from the
pagoda in October. Protesters burned tyres at the prospect of monk Penh
Ry's return. "We cannot welcome him back. We cannot give him respect,"
said villager representative Vey Chhun.