Day 26

APRIL | 2022

Cambodia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

A French court has decided to take action against two senior Cambodian generals for their role in a 1997 terror attack that has never been pursued in the Cambodian justice system. The target of the attack was the opposition leader at the time. Sixteen people died and 150 were injured. There appears to be substantial evidence implicating Prime Minister Hun Sen and his generals which is why the case may never have been pursued. Pray for a just outcome for the case which will be tried in 2023. Praise you, Lord, that the plans in a person’s heart may be many, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails (The Bible, Proverbs 19:21).

Source: French Court Indicts Hun Sen Cronies (HRW)

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%