Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - ‘Naughty’ nun subject of complaints

‘Naughty’ nun subject of complaints

‘Naughty’ nun subject of complaints

The parents of six novice Buddhist monks in Siem Reap’s Kambor Or village have filed a complaint to their village chief against an allegedly aggressive nun in the local pagoda, who they claim beat their children last week with a creative variety of weapons.

Muy Mean, Kvav commune’s Kambor Or village chief, said he had given a stern warning to the nun, Nub Chanthorn, 65, who is the pagoda chief’s mother.

“This was not the first time that this nun did that,” he said. “She is so strange. She beat the young monks even though they did nothing wrong. She used sticks, rubber bands and electric wire to beat them.

“She promised me a few months ago that she would not beat them. I will ask her to leave the pagoda if she does it again.”

Seemingly stunned by the nun’s behaviour, Mean added that “she is very naughty.”

The nun had caused all sorts of problems in the pagoda since she had arrived from Battambang about a year ago, driving most of the laymen and old monks to stay in another pagoda, Mean said, adding that she has strange tattoos all over her body of the sort he had never seen on a nun before.

Two of the novices’ parents had decided to remove their children from the pagoda, he said.

The nun and her son, pagoda chief Nub Kol, could not be reached for comment.

MOST VIEWED

  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

  • Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release