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Cambodia: Bad news for Buddhist institute

by Ezra Kyrill Erker, Phnom Penh Post, 21 June 2014

Surrounded by casino developments, the iconic Buddhist Institute in Phnom Penh faces the prospect of relocation or even closure as the modern world starts to close in

Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- One bookshop by the remaining entrance remains open, its religious, cultural, reference and historical texts undisturbed, collecting chalky construction dust.

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Cambodia: Official Denies Rumors of Buddhist Institute Sale

By Khuon Narim, Cambodia Daily, May 28, 2014

Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- An official at the Ministry of Cults and Religion on Tuesday held a press conference to deny rumors that the government has sold or swapped the Buddhist Institute in Phnom Penh to a private firm.

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Cambodia Recovers Stolen Buddhist Relics

Associated Press, February 7, 2014

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Cambodian police have recovered a precious golden urn stolen last year that contains what are considered to be remnants of Buddha's body, an official said Friday.

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Precious Buddhist Relics Stolen in Cambodia

Associated Press, December 13, 2013

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Cambodian officials said Friday a golden urn containing what are considered to be remnants of Buddha's body has been stolen from its shrine near the capital.

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Cambodia observes Buddha's Day

Xinhua, May 24, 2013

KANDAL, Cambodia -- Thousands of Buddhist monks and Buddhists marched on Friday morning around Preah Reach Trap Mountain, where the relics of Buddha are housed, to celebrate the Visak Bochea's Day, or Buddha's Day.

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