Cambodia moves to ban monks from political protests

Cambodian authorities are looking at banning monks from participating in political protests and may even jail those who do so.

However, civil society organisations and opposition parties are objecting to this, saying the law must not infringe upon the liberties granted to all citizens – including monks – by the Constitution.

According to the Phnom Penh Post, the Ministry of Cults and Religion and other relevant stakeholders are drafting a Law on Religion in Cambodia with the intention of placing the ban.

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