I am sending a quick personal note on this news to a few friends. We will sender proper prayer release on this later. The situation in Cambodia is bad.
We were there two months ago doing a training on leadership, advocacy, lobbying, UN mechanism , digital security, building resilience and the theology of persecution and suffering with the church leaders in Cambodia . It was a timely visit. The church there was quite isolated and in need of encouragement.
A few days ago we received news from our contacts there that the streets are lined with fully armed soldiers. The supreme court had dissolved the opposition party and 118 of the opposition leaders are banned from politics for 5 years.
That Cambodia is back to full autocratic dictatorship. No dissent is tolerated.
Below is the link to the BBC news release.
Please uphold in prayer the young church in Cambodia. That they would be salt and light in this situation. Also for their safety and protection.
At present, Mr. Yogarajah serves as the Associate-Secretary General for Alliance Development and the Executive Director of the Religious Liberty Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance. He is also the General Secretary of the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka, a position he has held for the past 25 years and the Chairman of the International Institute for Religious Freedom of the WEA. (IIRF) Formerly, he has also served as the General Secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of Asia.