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Investigate this "mobile monk" sprinkling tourists with holy water!

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Investigate this "mobile monk" sprinkling tourists with holy water!

 

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A concerned member of the public contacted Sanook after seeing suspicious behavior in the Khao Lak area of Phangnga in Thailand's south. 

 

A man dressed as a monk in sunglasses was in the back of a blue pick-up with a roof. Next to him was a golden Buddhist image and what looked like a donation box. 

 

As tourists passed he would sprinkle them with "nammon" (holy water) and when they showed interest he would tie some "sai sin" (holy string) around their wrists and do a few incantations. 

 

As soon as some money was safely deposited in his donation box he was off to find the next tourists. 

 

The good Samaritan said that a report to the authorities had seen no action.

 

And no one at the Phangnga ecclesiastical office was picking up the phone. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

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1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

The good Samaritan said that a report to the authorities had seen no action.

 

And no one at the Phangnga ecclesiastical office was picking up the phone.

Says it all.

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I am working on an App where you can have a monk of your choice recite prayers for up to an hour, and you donate money to a bank a/c. And the best bit is, you don't get wet !!

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This is a very typical fake Chinese monk, there are thousands of them travelling worldwide...they are mean, nasty bastards and criminals...and NO ONE worldwide has ever cracked down on them...sad...

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38 minutes ago, jaiyen said:

I am working on an App where you can have a monk of your choice recite prayers for up to an hour, and you donate money to a bank a/c. And the best bit is, you don't get wet !!

Good idea.

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just giving the tourists what they want and need, superficial redemption, quick, cheap and easy.

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To stop these charlatans I think it is time for a new approach.

 

I suggest GrabMonk.

 

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About a month ago I saw a similar situation along the main road outside Seacon Square mall in Bangkok. Lots of passers-by pause to receive a splashed "blessing" having deposited their monetary offering in a bowl. There are probably many others around. 

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You see this outside of Bangkok a lot.  Thai's also donate to them.  They are usually from a very small temple and don't get the donations they think they should get at their own temple.  I've asked why they are doing this and get all kinds of answers like having to pay bills to needing repairs done.  

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All over out in the smaller provinces.  

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Real or fake, I wouldn't cross the road to wee on one if it was on fire, bunch of thieving, drunk, drug taking, woman / child abusing wasters, and before a Mod takes this off, just remember that similar stories have been posted in the Nation for all to see, so it's not as if I'm telling tales out of school is it ??  

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1 minute ago, sanemax said:

There are also regular similar stories that involve felangs , so, All felangs are.................

I get what you are saying, but my beef with these guys is that they are supposed to have taken some kind of oath, about celibacy, worldly goods and possessions etc etc, your average Joe public farang has not has he ?

 

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