Day 26

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Cambodia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

A Cambodian opposition politician, Son Chay, who spoke out publicly about the unfair and unjust local elections in June has been charged with defamation. The Election Commission demanded a public apology while the ruling party is asking for $1 million compensation. Pray that this kind of unrighteous and abusive leadership will be uprooted from Cambodia. Pray that the old regime will be removed from power, and a new beginning must surely come to Cambodia. Pray that the Church too will experience a new beginning in its growth and strengthening (The Bible, Isaiah 35:3-4).

Source: Cambodia: Opposition leader accused of defamation (Nation World News)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Cambodia is notorious for the Khmer Rouge and landmines. That was 40 years ago, though, and the nation has enjoyed relative peace since then. Even so, the news still reports on frequently hidden landmine explosions that leave people limbless. It is a poor nation, and corruption runs rampant. The sex industry thrives. One-third of Cambodians live on less than one dollar per day, yet it is still one of the region’s fastest-growing economies. Prime Minister Hun Sen has ruled the nation for 35 years, ruthlessly removing opposition. After 2018’s sham elections, the EU, USA, Australia, and Japan have all moved towards introducing sanctions of some kind. The small population of Christian Believers has also enjoyed relative peace, although mission work is scorned. Cambodia remains a non-militant Buddhist state.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Norodom Sihamoni
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Hun Sen
POPULATION
15,288,489
CHRISTIANS
3.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1.6%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
1,135
LIFE EXPECTANCY
64.14 yrs
LITERACY RATE
73.9%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
20%