Cambodian Buddhist monk was in hospital and his colleague was under detention on Thursday at a pagoda after a drug and alcohol fuelled fight allegedly ended in one attacking the other with a machete.
Police chief of Kandaing district in the central province of Pursat, Pen Thun, said after a night spent binging on methamphetamines and rice wine, the pair had quarrelled over a 50 cent loan owed to Khieu Aen, 23, that fellow monk Van Chanthoeun, 19, said he would need time to repay.
“Khieu Aen became enraged, produced a machete and chopped Chanthoeun once in the shoulder, requiring him to be sent to hospital,” Thun said. “It is unseemly behaviour for monks and it gives the police a headache dealing with such cases.”
He said police were now waiting for the ministry of cults and religions to make a decision on the case as the police cannot arrest monks.
That is the weirdest story I have read in a while.