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    NOB transfer harms govt anti-graft drive

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 11/09/2017

    » Pol Lt Col Pongporn Pramsaneh has been widely recognised as an honest and straightforward officer in the Department of Special Investigation – a rare breed in the police force. It explains why he was ordered shifted from the DSI's head of the Tax Litigation Office to lead the National Office of Buddhism (NOB) on Feb 25 by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to do an unenviable mission. His task was to clean up the mess concerning the misappropriation of government funds for the renovation of temples and for schools on temple grounds.

  • NEWS

    Council picks top monk

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 14/01/2016

    » The Sangha Supreme Council (SSC) has already nominated the new supreme patriarch, with embattled Somdet Phra Maha Ratchamangalacharn tipped to be in line for the top post.

  • OPINION

    Amend the Sangha Act

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/01/2016

    » While Thai Buddhism is plagued with many problems, the controversy over the supreme patriarch nomination underscores the crux of the matter -- the Sangha law that perpetuates a closed and autocratic clergy.

  • NEWS

    War of words erupts over new supreme patriarch pick

    News, Nauvarat Suksamran, Published on 05/01/2016

    » A war of words over who should become the new supreme patriarch is raging on social media pitting a supporter of key candidate Somdet Phra Maha Ratchamangalacharn against activist monk Phra Buddha Isara.

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