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Amlo seizes 134 million baht in bank accounts of 4 senior monks in temple fund scandal

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Amlo seizes 134 million baht in bank accounts of 4 senior monks in temple fund scandal

 

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The Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) has sequestered about 134 million baht in bank accounts of four former senior monks implicated in the temple fund embezzlement scandal.

 

According to Amlo website, the seized cash deposits and bank accounts included: seven bank accounts worth 132 million baht of Phra Phrommasith, former abbot of Wat Saket; one bank account worth 162,151.76 baht of Phra Phrommethi, former assistant abbot of Wat Sam Phraya; one bank account worth 1,745,953.37 baht of Phra Phromdilok, former abbot of Wat Sam Phraya and one bank account worth 27,876.08 baht of Phra Vichitthammaporn, former assistant abbot of Wat Saket.

 

It also ordered the seizure of the 100th year building under the name of Dhammakaya Foundation and Thammasith Foundation located on the compound of Wat Dhammakaya in Pathum Thani province after it was found that the money used to build the building was embezzled from Credit Union Klongchan Cooperatives by  Supachai Srisupa-aksorn, former chairman of the cooperatives who was a faithful follower of Phra Dhammachayo, former abbot of the temple.

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/amlo-seizes-134-million-baht-bank-accounts-4-senior-monks-temple-fund-scandal/

 

 
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Surely cannot be correct, monks live in poverty, never touch money, only live on food/ money donated by poor destitute people.

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Why does this not surprise me. All religions are about 3 things and 3 things only MONEY, POWER AND CONTROL OF THE POPULATION!!!

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Just now, colinneil said:

Surely cannot be correct, monks live in poverty, never touch money, only live on food/ money donated by poor destitute people.

Agreed Colin-thin as rakes the whole lot of them!

 

All this reminds me of the Catholic church in the late middle ages-a career,wealth and power.

 

I guess the little guys at the bottom might be a bit different..

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2 minutes ago, rodney earl said:

Why does this not surprise me. All religions are about 3 things and 3 things only MONEY, POWER AND CONTROL OF THE POPULATION!!!

First of all, Buddhism is not about religion, but I can aggree Thai practice Buddhism close to be a religion. However, Im just surprised people do not wake up, and realize they are being scammed by any powerful instutution claiming they make you to a better person by paying for salvation, luck and be free of guilt. Have to believe in stupid rituals and practise them as well obey people who think they are higher than you. 

 

Gold and fancy clothes will always have a huge controlling effect on people! 

 

Well enough for today, but Im very impressed by people who wants and need to believe in people who claim they have higher connections. 

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I thought it would be a whole lot more,maybe

they have not found all the accounts.

regards Worgeordie

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34 minutes ago, Hummin said:

First of all, Buddhism is not about religion, but I can aggree Thai practice Buddhism close to be a religion. However, Im just surprised people do not wake up, and realize they are being scammed by any powerful instutution claiming they make you to a better person by paying for salvation, luck and be free of guilt. Have to believe in stupid rituals and practise them as well obey people who think they are higher than you. 

 

Gold and fancy clothes will always have a huge controlling effect on people! 

 

Well enough for today, but Im very impressed by people who wants and need to believe in people who claim they have higher connections. 

Buddhism is a religion. You don't need a god to make it a religion. 

 

If you're looking to live by a set of rules, make up your own using common sense and empathy. Genuinely good people don't need a form of badge to tell others they're decent. They just are. 

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26 minutes ago, rkidlad said:

Buddhism is a religion. You don't need a god to make it a religion. 

 

I will give you the right to believe that!

 

God bless you

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1 hour ago, Odysseus123 said:

134 million baht...a tidy sum.

tiniest tip of the worlds  biggest iceberg........GUARANTEED!!

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7 minutes ago, Hummin said:

I will give you the right to believe that!

 

God bless you

and all who sail in you

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I am seriously considering going into the monk business.

Thats where the money is, not exports or imports.

Shave your head, put on some orange robes, walk around with a shoulder  bag

and Bobs your uncle !

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15 minutes ago, lanista said:

I am seriously considering going into the monk business.

Thats where the money is, not exports or imports.

Shave your head, put on some orange robes, walk around with a shoulder  bag

and Bobs your uncle !

No comment because of fair use clause! I will let each one of you make up your own mind! But hey, <deleted>

 

 

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58 minutes ago, Hummin said:

I will give you the right to believe that!

 

God bless you

the belief in and worship of a god or gods, or any such system of belief and worship:

 

It’s not a belief to be held. It’s a fact. 

 

Opinions don’t change facts, and beliefs should always be personal. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, rodney earl said:

Why does this not surprise me. All religions are about 3 things and 3 things only MONEY, POWER AND CONTROL OF THE POPULATION!!!

You missed the most important one  'more money.'

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