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Faux monks sought alms but found prison

Two saffron-clad hucksters are waiting to see a judge after people got onto their game in Siem Reap this week.

Police said the duo had been moving from commune to commune seeking donations for the construction of a non-existent pagoda.

The two men shaved their heads for nothing though as the townfolk – and an understandably unhappy local pagoda head – dropped the dime on them after they’d scraped together about a hundred bucks in donations.

Koh Santepheap



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