A day after 200 monks besieged an annual conference of senior members of the Buddhist clergy to demand a statement over the theft of Buddha relics, the country’s two main Buddhist sects on Wednesday disseminated statements on the issue. Entrances to the annual meeting at Chaktomuk Conference Hall, which ended its second and final day Wednesday, were blocked on Tuesday by monks demanding that Great Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong call on Prime Minister Hun Sen to act over the theft of the relics from Odong mountain. The CPP-aligned Mohanikaya sect Wednesday distributed a statement signed by Supreme Patriarch
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