Cambo Tales: Gambling monks attack $2 winner
A taxi driver was allegedly beaten and slashed by four Buddhist monks after the driver attempted to leave a card game with about $2 in winnings. "The monks did not want him to stop playing and leave, as he had won around 50 cents from each of them, so they lost their tempers," said Kien Svay District police chief Mang Pech. "Three of them beat him with the poles used to beat the pagoda's sacred gong, and another one returned with a cleaver and chopped him 14 times." News reports did not indicate the condition of the taxi driver, 29-year-old Meas Buntheng. (DPA, 18 July 2006).