Khmer Krom monk Tim Sakhorn is still missing, with rights groups claiming he has
been kidnapped. Sakhorn was defrocked and allegedly deported to Vietnam on June 30
by still unknown armed "bodyguards." Great Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong said
Sakhorn was defrocked because he had undermined Cambodian-Vietnamese relations. Government
officials claimed Sakhorn had voluntarily requested to go to Vietnam. Tep Vong told
local media on Sunday that he had ordered the defrocking and deportation of 11 more
Khmer Krom Monks for attacking a group of his monks and accusing him of being a puppet
monk for the government.