PHNOM PENH- A Cambodian monk was expelled after he was
caught sneaking out of his temple at night to indulge his secret
passion-- karaoke singing.
By day Kung Bunchhoeun, 22, wore the simple orange robes of a
monk but at night he would don ordinary garb and slip out of his
Phnom Penh temple to croon in nearby karaoke bars, the Koh
Santipheap newspaper reported on Wednesday.
He also occasionally went dancing, the paper said.
"We no longer accept this monk because he has too much
freedom, his conduct violates Buddhist discipline," the abbot at
his pagoda told the newspaper.
Temple authorities began investigating Kung Bunchhoeun earlier
this month after he had a punch-up with a lay student at his
The student was stabbed in the shoulder with a pair of nail
clippers after complaining that the radio the monk was singing
along to was too loud, the paper said.