Muslim Prayer Rooms for Education Institutes

Phnom Penh: A spokesman for the Ministry of Youth, Education and sport has requested that higher education institutes set up a prayer room for Muslim students.

Ros Sothea said that some 125 state and private institutes and universities across the country should allocate a worship room in order to encourage Muslims to continue their studies., especially female students.

The Ministry of Health has already opened such prayer rooms in hospitals including Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, Ang Duong Hospital and School of Medical Care.

There are an estimated 300,000 Muslims in Cambodia, mostly of the ethnic Cham group, making up around 1.9% of the population, although there are many cases of converts from the Buddhist majority..

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