A village chief in Kompong Thom province has begun collecting signatures on a petition to remove the opposition-aligned head monk of his local pagoda, whom he has accused of embezzling the pagoda’s money. Kheang Khean, the chief of Krachab village in Stung Sen city’s Achar Leak commune, said Thursday that chief monk Ann Mony of Wat Krachab pagoda stands accused by villagers of pilfering money placed under his purview. “The villagers are unhappy with the chief monk, since [he] has been misleading the pagoda, taking its money and not developing the pagoda,” he said, explaining that villagers had
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