Twenty statues of the Buddha were stolen Tuesday night from Odomraram pagoda in Ratanakkiri province’s Veun Sai district, according to monks and local police. “Nineteen copper statues, along with one marble statue, were stolen from the pagoda and are missing at the moment,” said Teu Nou Thang, Neun Sai district police chief, adding that altogether the statues weighed 8 kg to 9 kg. In all, the pagoda housed 53 statues of the Buddha, 39 of which were made of copper, Mr. Nou Thang said, adding that he did not know how old the stolen statues were or how
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