Fake Monks Don't Fool Locals

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Fake Monks Don't Fool Locals

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:54 pm

Phnom Penh, Cambodia News: On the morning of November 17, 2018 at around 8:30, in Thmor Kol I Village, Chom Chao 2 commune, Por Senchey district, local residents detained two men who were parading as monks. One of the men, identified only as Tiey, 18, from Kampot province, was handed over to the police for questioning. His accomplice, a 21-year-old called 'Peking' from Prey Veng, has managed to escape the authorities.
The suspect Tiey said that he actually had a job that paid $180 a month, but that he and his friend were looking to make some easy money, so they got hold of some monks' robes and disguised themselves.
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Re: Fake Monks Don't Fool Locals

Post by timmydownawell » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:07 pm

Pretty obvious when they are trying to sell you trinkets or wearing trousers and/or sneakers under their robes, like the ones I've seen lately on riverside. I'm sure they'll be out in force for water festival this week.
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Re: Fake Monks Don't Fool Locals

Post by clutchcargo » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:26 pm

Doesn't a 'real' monk only want rice in his bowl? 8)
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Re: Fake Monks Don't Fool Locals

Post by bobsboots » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:27 pm

Fake monks don't fool (most) expats either.
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Re: Fake Monks Don't Fool Locals

Post by cautious colin » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:13 pm

Used to be the trade of the Chinese, shame that the locals are following suit.

Was always easier to tell as they would have a different colour robe (along with demanding money)
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