A senior Buddhist monk who struck two junior monks on Saturday morning because of their plans to participate in the opposition CNRP demonstration at Freedom Park, defended his not-so serene actions Sunday. Three monks, Sam John, Hem Pheaktra and Nget Visa, who live in Meanchey district’s Wat Sansamkosal, said they were about to leave their pagoda to attend the demonstration when the pagoda’s first deputy monk chief, Yim Chamroeun, swung at their heads and faces while holding a mobile phone in his clenched fist. The venerable Sam John and Ham Pheaktra were hit but Nget Visa said he
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