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Bogus Buddha Confesses

Va Sonyka and Ros Chanveasna / Khmer Times Share:
Thean Vuthy (L) in a meeting to clarify his case, this morning at Provincial court, Kandal province. (KT Photo: Ban Chork)

PHNOM PENH, August 7, (Khmer Times) – The monk, Thean Vuthy, who is being investigated for propagating that he is the fifth and final Buddha, went to clarify his case with provincial authorities at Kandal province Wednesday.
The governor of Kandal province, Phay Bun Chhoeun, said after the meeting that the man has confessed to the self-deification. 
The word of the man claiming to be Buddha had spread out over the country and into neighboring countries also. The Ministry of Cult and Religion then began to investigate the sales of literature and DVDs about Thean Vuthy. 
The Wat Reachea Pagoda was inspected, closed down, and seven monks were transferred to other pagoda, Takmao, Kandal. Thean Vuthy promised to reconstruct certain buildings in said pagoda in such a manner that they are more confirm with Cambodian Buddhism.

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