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Opposition Invokes Buddhist Blessings to Protect Lawmakers

The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party held a Buddhist ceremony at its to pray for the protection of its lawmakers. In recent weeks several CNRP officials have been accused of involvement in an ongoing case against the party’s deputy leader, Kem Sokha. Sokha is alleged to have solicited the services of a prostitute.
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Over 123 monks gather at the headquarter of the opposition CNRP party on Tuesday June 7, 2016 to hold a religious ceremony seeking help from Cambodia's sacred objects to protect lawmaker's immunity after deputy president Kem Sokha has been summoned for the forth time by the court over his alleged sex scandal. (Leng Len/VOA Khmer)
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Over 123 monks gather at the headquarter of the opposition CNRP party on Tuesday June 7, 2016 to hold a religious ceremony seeking help from Cambodia's sacred objects to protect lawmaker's immunity after deputy president Kem Sokha has been summoned for the forth time by the court over his alleged sex scandal. (Leng Len/VOA Khmer)

Over 123 monks gather at the headquarter of the opposition CNRP party on Tuesday June 7, 2016 to hold a religious ceremony seeking help from Cambodia's sacred objects to protect lawmaker's immunity after deputy president Kem Sokha has been summoned for the forth time by the court over his alleged sex scandal. (Leng Len/VOA Khmer)
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Over 123 monks gather at the headquarter of the opposition CNRP party on Tuesday June 7, 2016 to hold a religious ceremony seeking help from Cambodia's sacred objects to protect lawmaker's immunity after deputy president Kem Sokha has been summoned for the forth time by the court over his alleged sex scandal. (Leng Len/VOA Khmer)

Kem Sokha, vice acting president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party speaks to over 123 monks and some 400 supporters at the party's headquarter on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 while his party have been seeking the king's intervention on a lawmakers' immunity issues. 
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Kem Sokha, vice acting president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party speaks to over 123 monks and some 400 supporters at the party's headquarter on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 while his party have been seeking the king's intervention on a lawmakers' immunity issues. 

Over 123 monks gather at the headquarter of the opposition CNRP party on Tuesday June 7, 2016 to hold a religious ceremony seeking help from Cambodia's sacred objects to protect lawmaker's immunity after deputy president Kem Sokha has been summoned for the forth time by the court over his alleged sex scandal. (Leng Len/VOA Khmer)
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Over 123 monks gather at the headquarter of the opposition CNRP party on Tuesday June 7, 2016 to hold a religious ceremony seeking help from Cambodia's sacred objects to protect lawmaker's immunity after deputy president Kem Sokha has been summoned for the forth time by the court over his alleged sex scandal. (Leng Len/VOA Khmer)

Kem Sokha, vice acting president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party speaks to over 123 monks and some 400 supporters at the party's headquarter on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 while his party have been seeking the king's intervention on a lawmakers' immunity issues. 
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Kem Sokha, vice acting president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party speaks to over 123 monks and some 400 supporters at the party's headquarter on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 while his party have been seeking the king's intervention on a lawmakers' immunity issues. 

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