Malaysian PM to Visit Cambodia and Attend a Ramadan Iftar Dinner with Cambodian Muslims

H.E. Anwar Ibrahim, Prime Minister of Malaysia, will pay an official visit to Cambodia and attend a Ramadan Iftar dinner with Cambodian Muslims.

The information was shared by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, while presiding over the graduation ceremony for more than 7,000 students of the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), held at the Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre in Phnom Penh this morning.

“Cambodia is not a Muslim country, but we have a religious harmony,” he underlined. “The official visit of the Prime Minister of a country to Cambodia and his attendance in a Ramadan Iftar dinner in Cambodia reflects the Kingdom’s racial and religious harmony.”

Ramadan is the holy month of the Muslim communities, which is determined by the sighting of the new moon. During this holy month, Muslims abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs to purify the soul, refocus attention to their faith, and practice self-sacrifice. This year, it falls from Mar. 22 to April 20.

The Iftar is the evening meal Muslims have to break their fast during Ramadan.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press