Cambodian PM Joins a Ramadan Iftar Dinner of Cambodian Muslims

AKP Phnom Penh, May 29, 2018–Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and his spouse Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen presided over a Ramadan Iftar Dinner of Cambodian Muslims at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre, Phnom Penh this evening.

The Cambodian Premier participated in this ritual with the Cambodian Muslims annually. The first time was in 2014. This clearly reflected the religious harmonisation in the Kingdom.

On the occasion, Samdech Techo Hun Sen thanked the Muslim communities for their contribution to maintaining peace in the country and for their trust on his leadership.

Ramadan is the holy month of the Muslim communities, which is determined by the sighting of the new moon. During this holy month, Muslims abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs to purify the soul, refocus attention to their faith, and practice self-sacrifice. The Iftar is the evening meal Muslims have to break their fast during Ramadan.

Currently Buddhism is the state religion of Cambodia, but the country has fully respected the religious freedom. 95 percent of the population of about 15 million are Buddhists. Islam has about 300,000 followers, and some 0.25 percent of Cambodian people follow Christianity, animism and so on.

By Khan Sophirom


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