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Monks Allowed To Watch World Cup, But Can't Enjoy It (LOL)
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Monks Allowed To Watch World Cup, But Can't Enjoy It

POSTED: 12:48 pm EDT June 12, 2006

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Cambodian Buddhist monks are getting some slack to watch the World Cup on television, but not much.

They're not allowed to cheer, get excited or bet on the matches.

They normally aren't supposed to watch TV, movies or artistic displays. According to Buddhism's strictest rules, they should abstain from pleasurable activities. More than 90 percent of the country's 13 million people are Buddhist.

The Supreme Patriarch, Non Ngeth, is willing to make allowances for the World Cup, though.
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