Luon Sovath, Buddhist Monk
Human Rights Activist
Jayavarman VII was a King of Kings. His Buddhist philosophy led the Khmer Empire out of darkness and into its greatest territorial expansion.
Today, the monks of Cambodia are an extension of what Jayavarman VII envisioned Cambodia to be: a society that believed in compassion, morality and respectfulness towards one another and the Kingdom’s land. They will continue to advocate for these virtues; but with all the injustices present in Cambodia, pushing the boundaries of contention has proven to be unavoidable.
They are on the right side of history.