The CPP has long held influence over Buddhism in Cambodia, with many—including the Venerable Tep Vong, the clergy’s great supreme patriarch—widely known to support the ruling party. Yet in interviews with more than a dozen monks at four prom*inent pagodas in central Phnom Penh on Tuesday, all bar one indicated their intentions to vote for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in this month’s national election. At Wat Ounalom, Botum, Langka and Srachak, the monks interviewed said human rights abuses, land grabs and police violence had led many to support the opposition party. “Most monks tend to
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