Government asked to remove Judgement Day advertisement

Phnom Penh. The Judgment Day would be this coming Saturday, May 21st, according to a US evangelist pastor of 89 years old, Harold Camping, assuring that Jesus will return to the earth this weekend and that the event will cause an universal cataclysm. The suggestion was expressed in Cambodia, a mostly Buddhist country, through some signs of Cambo Advertising Co, to which the government asked to remove it in order to avoid public unrest. Camping did already a similar prediction in 1994, but his followers think that this time the religious man has found the exact end-of-the-world’s date in the Bible. In 2007 the Ministry of Religious Affairs forbade evangelical groups from doing religious propaganda in the villages, because they were crushing with pagodas. Freedom of religion is contemplated in the National Constitution, though Buddhism is established as the State official religion. Officials at the municipal department of commercial advertising said that the billboards had not license.


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About Albeiro Rodas

Albeiro Rodas (in Cambodia Sky Ly Samnang), is a MA in Digital Communication, independent journalist and a Salesian of Don Bosco from Amalfi, Colombia, based in Cambodia since 1999. He is the creator of the Don Bosco schools of journalism in Sihanoukville and Kep with young people from poor communities and the founder of the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund. Medal for Social Commitment UPB (2010); among the 100 more upstanding Colombians abroad (Marca Colombia, 2012, and among the 12 Colombians that are making this a better world 2013 (

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