Published: November 04, 2020
Udon Thani police on Tuesday searched the residence of Pramuk Jaroensuk, 49, an abbot of a temple in Ban Pheu district, after Noy (last name withheld) a villager in Kheu Nam subdistrict, filed a complaint alleging that the abbot had invited her 12-year-old daughter to have sex with him.
Published: August 13, 2020
The abbot of Wat Kho Suppharat temple in Angthong province locked himself in a cage at 10am on Thursday (August 13) after officials from the Supreme Sangha showed up to punish him for allegedly disturbing locals with his loud sermons.
Published: June 16, 2020
Hin Lek Fai police in Buri Ram’s Kumeuang district arrested Um (last name withheld), aged 57, an abbot of a temple in the district, for allegedly murdering his 33-year-old former girlfriend who is eight months pregnant. Police also seized a 60cm machete from Um that was used as the murder weapon.
Published: December 22, 2017
The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has found a clue that Phra Dhammachayo, the ex-abbot of Pathum Thani’s Dhammakaya Temple, wanted for a high-profile money-laundering case and separate land encroachments, was in hiding abroad,