Cambodia clamp down on missionaries


Cambodia clamp down on missionaries

Predominantly Buddhist Cambodia has barred Christian missionaries from door-to-door proselytizing and handing out leaflets, saying it disturbs people's lives and could create "insecurity in society".

A Ministry of Cults and Religions edict also prohibited the use of cash or other incentives to get people to convert to Christianity.

"All activities disseminating Christianity in public are banned," said the order, which could place unprecedented restrictions on the many Christian groups operating in the war-scarred southeast Asian nation.