Although more than 95 percent of Cambodia’s population are Buddhists, superstition, particularly belief in spirits and the paranormal, are deep-seated in its people’s culture. It is not unusual in the country to hear people speaking about their encounters with the supernatural.
Cambodia observes a myriad of traditions and rituals all throughout the year, with each celebration bearing a significant meaning and purpose. On September 25, Khmer Buddhists started the 15-day Pchum Ben religious festival or Ancestors Day.
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday called on all Cambodians to join in the fight against human trafficking.
Sri Lanka declares a state of emergency for 10 days to stop the spread of communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims.
PM calls on monks to educate people to respect traffic laws and avoid drug use.
Five people are wounded in a clash between majority Sinhalese Buddhists and minority Muslims in eastern Sri Lanka.
Hundreds of desperate Rohingya Muslims are still pouring over the Myanmar border.
Cambodian Buddhists begin to make offerings and pray as part of the annual rituals for the Pchum Ben festival.
Hundreds of Buddhists took to the streets in western Myanmar protesting aid organisations.
Appeal Court continues to detain former monk who last month charged with weapons possession and incitement to commit crime.