About 200 monks besieged a meeting of senior members of the Buddhist clergy at Phnom Penh’s Chaktomuk Conference Hall on Tuesday, demanding that religious leaders call on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government to take action over the recent theft of Buddha relics. The protest lasted for more than an hour as the monks and dozens of supporters blocked roads and entrances to the hall, and loudly demanded that Great Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong issue a statement ordering the government to act over the theft from Odong mountain of the country’s only relics of the Buddha. [caption id=”attachment_49404″ align=”alignnone”
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