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Monks and wats on increase

CAMBODIA has 50,081 monk and 3,685 pagodas, according to the Minister of Cults

and Religion, Chea Savoeun, who was quoted by the Business News


Savoeun disclosed this during a session with the National

Assembly commission on education, culture, cults and religion, headed by Mom

Chum Huy.

He said the pagodas were established and the monks trained in

the revival of Budd-hism since the 1979 ouster of the Khmer Rouge which had

banned the religion.



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