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    Buddhist followers cling to their beliefs in wake of temple fund embezzlement

    News, Published on 10/06/2018

    » The recent arrests of five senior monks from three temples in Bangkok over alleged temple fund embezzlement has not deterred Buddhist faithful from making merit and associating with other monks, especially at Wat Sa Ket, which is one of Bangkok's major tourist attractions.

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    Followers' faith in busted monk strong as ever

    News, Patpon Sabpaitoon, Published on 10/06/2018

    » Frequent visitors to Wat Sam Phraya and disciples of former abbot Phra Phrom Dilok still believe in the innocence of the former abbot even though he has been charged with temple fund embezzlement.

  • NEWS

    Bail denied for ex-monk who surrendered

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 01/06/2018

    » A former assistant abbot at the embezzlement-hit Wat Sa Ket who is accused of playing a collaborative role in siphoning money from the temple has been denied bail after he surrendered to the police.

  • NEWS

    Search for two top monks ratchets up

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 26/05/2018

    » Two senior monks wanted for alleged temple fund embezzlement remain in the country as police are holding talks with their close associates to convince them to surrender, Central Investigation Bureau commissioner (CIB) Thitiraj Nhongharnpitak said.

  • NEWS

    Senior monks defrocked after raids

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 25/05/2018

    » Six senior monks including well-known activist monk Phra Buddha Isara have been defrocked after they were denied bail in court, resulting in them being sent to jail following their arrest Thursday.

  • OPINION

    Pitfalls on the path toward enlightenment

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 18/06/2018

    » Money is a tantalising thing, coveted by many. But worldly goods can pose a threat to those who are called to a higher order. The seven ex-monks from three famous Bangkok temples who were in the media limelight over the weeks are no exception.

  • NEWS

    NLA votes to pass Sangha Act

    News, Published on 06/07/2018

    » The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) voted in three straight readings to approve the amendment to the Sangha Act that gives His Majesty the King the power to appoint members of the Supreme Sangha Council (SSC), the governing body of the Buddhist order.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Bangkok songkran agendas

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 12/04/2013

    » OMB! We have five days off in a row because the cabinet kindly declared that this year's "official" Songkran break starts from today until Tuesday. Say what you will about PM Poo, but she is so right in giving us a long holiday since we can't function properly during this kind of heat anyway. Anyhoo, that's over 7,000 minutes we're supposed to wisely spend relaxing before going back to the grind on Wednesday. And even though some shops and places in Bangkok may be shut during the Thai New Year, there are plenty more options for celebrating. Here's what we suggest you do and, hopefully, you may also find a deeper meaning of Songkran Festival (besides throwing water at strangers) along the way. Happy splashing, everyone.

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