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BANGKOK 23 March 2019 07:42
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Monk arrested for alleged drunk driving, hit-and-run on foreigner in Nan

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8 hours ago, robblok said:

I wonder what all the anti Thai posters will make of this, action is being taken against a Thai after he has hit a foreigner. They even send his blood to check for alcohol not giving him opportunity to wiggle out.

 

Seems to me the foreigner receives fair treatment, im sure a few foreigners will drop from their bar-stool when reading this as it conflicts with their world view. 

And what sentence do you think he gets????? 

 

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I think the abbots should start some serious screening, before all the Buddhist monks lose all respect and credibility.

That if it's not already too late.

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14 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

Is this is a weekly headline now?

(drunk driving, caught in the act etc.)

 

In ancient times I learned that a monk neither handles money nor is allowed to drive a vehicle.

No alcohol, no sex of course.

All ridiculed.

This "monkhood" has come down steeply and I lost all respect.

90% is just a bunch of lazybones living on alms/donations.

Strolling the shopping centers, studying the latest iPhones.

You hit the nail right on the head my friend That is what I have seen also. Bunch of lazybones just living off the Thai People who prob paid for that car and have not got a car for themselves

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When I first came to Thailand over 20 years ago I was careful to be very respectful regarding any Thai temple.

In the early years I soon learnt that there was good and bad in all things that went on within the hallowed walls.

In the last 10 years I'd say it has fallen from grace, now you just don't know who is who within the organisation.

Wearing the robe now means nothing, it could be the most faithful follower or just another criminal in doing some thinking!

Many now are freeloaders, easier life than working for a living, bed, board & lodging with food thrown in.

I see so many walking around with phones, tablets & all other manner of technology, not even in the privacy of their private rooms but in full display of the public.

Monks having affairs, property, cars, jet setting lives some of them and all under the protection of their guardians.

I stopped donating to the temples long ago... 
My personal opinion & meaning no offence to the good minority.

 

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3 hours ago, ubon farang said:

Strolling the shopping centers, studying the latest iPhones.

Quite possibly studying more than just their "Iphones". Shopping centers are notorious for being amateur fashion shows.

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He may need an inactive defrocking post for a while 🤔

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3 hours ago, hotchilli said:

Wearing the robe now means nothing, it could be the most faithful follower or just another criminal in doing some thinking!

And for me as a foreigner it's hard to distinguish.

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