Pay Homage To H.H. Non Nget
The Supreme Buddhist Patriarch of the Kingdom of Cambodia
Subject: Request for an intervention to release 3 Buddhist monks that the Phnom Penh City Hall authority arrested, forced to defrock and detained at the Prey Sar Penitentiary
Per subject above, please allow me to provide Your Holiness on the incidence that taken place on November 11, 2014. The Phnom Penh City Hall authority arrested Venerable Son Hay, forced him to defrock against his will and transported to be detained at the Prey Sar Penitentiary. On the same day of November 12, 2014, Phnom Penh authority arrested two more Buddhist monks: Venerable Khit Vannak and Venerable Thach Sang, forced them to defrock against their will and transported them to be detained at the Prey Sar Penitentiary.
To apply the 227 Dhammavinaya (Buddhist rules) for the Buddhist monks in Buddhism, there are 4 rules (defeats) that the Buddhist monks can be defrocked (disrobed): The 4 parajikas (defeats) and they do not fall under the authority of laypeople (Phnom Penh City Hall authority).
Action of the Phnom Penh City Hall authority violated Buddhist institution and the Constitution, article 4 on Motto of Cambodia: Nation, Religion, King; article 43: Buddhism is the religion of the State.
The allegation of the Phnom Penh City Hall authority that the Buddhist monks hindered the work of the public works official and cause traffic jam does not apply to the 4 parajikas (defeats).
KKC views that the institution of the Supreme Patriarch of the Mohanikay Buddhism plays an important role in the protection of and organizing Buddhism in dignity in accordance to Buddhism in conjunction to the motto of Cambodia and the Constitution, the supreme law of the land.
Therefore, KKC appeals to you to take an effective measure to get the 3 Buddhist monks freed for the authorities forcefully defrocked them against their will and Buddha Dhamma in Pol Pol-style and to re-ordain and restore their monkhood accordingly.
KKC has confidence that in your capacity as the Supreme Patriarch overseeing the Buddhist monks nation-wide surely feels pain and will not allow the authorities to trample on Buddhism.
Please, Your Holiness, accept my highest respect.
Phnom Penh, November 24, B.E.2558 A.D.2014
-Advisor to the First Vice President of Parliament
KYAD, KKC, the Buddhist monks, and Mr. Thach Setha will travel to France on January 20, B.E.2558 A.D.2015 to collect historical documents on Kampuchea Krom that France during colonial eras transferred her to Vietnam on June 4, B.E.2493 A.D.1949.
The French Embassy responded to the petition that KYAD and KKC delivered in person in past summer on occasion of the Mass Demonstration against Vietnam to protect Khmer history and national dignity of Kampuchea (Cambodia). Thousands of Buddhist monks, youth and compatriots take part in those events.
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សេចក្តីថ្លែងការណ៍របស់សមាជិកព្រឹទ្ធសភា មកពីគណបក្ស សម រង្ស៊ី ថ្ងៃទី១៧ ខែវិច្ឆិកា ព.ស.២៥៥៨ គ.ស.២០១៤
A Group of SRP senators request CPP & CNRP to intervene to release the Buddhist monks, people and political activists
THEIR CRIME IS PARTICIPATED IN THE MASS DEMONSTRATION AGAINST VIETNAM TO PROTECT KHMER HISTORY AND NATIONAL DIGNITY IN JULY – OCTOBER, B.E.2558 A.D.2014. L-R: Ven. Son Hay, Ven. Khit (Chhit) Vannak, Ven. Thach Sang
Former Venerable (Bhikkhu) Son Hay accused by the Cambodian court that he is a fake Buddhist monk (See his Monk Identification), forced to defrock (disrobe), imprisoned for one year at Prey Sar Penitentiary and fined 2 million riels (equivalent to U.S.$500.00).
Former Ven. Son Hay actively participated in all Mass Demonstrations against Vietnam to protect Khmer history and national dignity of Cambodia in July to October organized by KKC and Khmer Youth for Democracy. Photos courtesy Soun Sangwath, RFA, Neary Khmer
សេចក្តីថ្លែងការណ៍របស់អង្គការ-សមាគមខ្មែរកម្ពុជាក្រោម ចំពោះការចាប់ផ្សឹកព្រះតេជគុណ សឺន ហាយ កាលពីល្ងាចថ្ងៃទី១១ វិច្ឆិកា ព.ស.២៥៥៨ គ.ស.២០១៤
KKC condemns in strong language upon Phnom Penh City Hall authority for arresting, detaining and defrocking Ven. Son Hay on November 11, 2014.
This is a serious violation of the Cambodian constitution, Article 4: Motto of Cambodia: Nation, Religion, King; Article 43: Buddhism is the religion of the State.
Buddha Dhamma has 227 Vinaya (or rules) for the Buddhist monks (Especially the Bhikkhu). There are 4 rules that the Buddhist monks can be defrocked (disrobed): The 4 pārājikas and not the authority of Phnom Penh City Hall authority. Action of the Phnom Penh City Hall authority violates Buddhism and the Constitution.
The Khmer Krom Coalition appeals to the Ministry of Cult and Religion including the two Supreme Patriarch to intervene to re-ordain Ven. Son Hay and restore his status as a Bhikhhu in accordance to the Buddhist rules. Unofficial translation
Photos courtesy Soun Sangwath, Luon Sovath
ម្នាលភិក្ខុទាំងឡាយ! អ្នកទាំងឡាយចូរមើលថែរក្សាសហធម្មិកៈផងគ្នា ពេលមានអាពាធជំងឺដំកាត់ បើអ្នកបានធ្វើអំពើទាំងនេះ អ្នកមានឈ្មោះថា ជាអ្នកបានបម្រើតថាគតផងដែរ៕ This is the touching example of great compassion of our Lord Buddha. Photo courtesy និស្សិតខ្មែរក្រោម ឥណ្ឌា
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