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Krabi monks cough up cash to repair road

Phuket Gazette

 

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After a 10-year wait, monks and locals grew tired of asking authorities to repair the road. Photo: Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

KRABI: -- Monks and other locals in Krabi took it upon themselves yesterday to finally fix a road that had remained damaged for over a decade.

The Abbot of Suwan Thararam Temple, Luang Phor Prathuan Jitseelo, led a team of nine monks and locals in repairing the pot-holed road. The monks financed the operation by diving into their own pockets as well using money from the temple donation box, which amounted to a total of 30,000 baht. 

It took them one day to fix an 800-meter stretch of Baan Khao Tang Road in the Krabi Noi sub-district. 

 

Full story: http://www.phuketgazette.net/phuket-news/Krabi-monks-cough-cash-repair-road/65567?desktopversion#ad-image-0

 
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Hmm they have been complaining for 10 years and now the municipality say that they where just waiting for the rain to stop before fixing the road...

 

To all the people that usually are monk and Buddhism bashing here on TV; this is what it looks like in most cases when you look at rural Thailand! There are a few temples and monks with a lot of money that use it in a wrong way, Dahmmakaya and Wirapol Sukphol are some examples of that and then there are many that uses their money and donations to do good things like Luang Phor Koon and Luang Ta Maha Bua that during their lifetimes funded things like roads, schools and hospitals. 

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was watching this on TV this morning. putting a bit of bitumen in pot holes in a concrete road is not repairing it. made for a good photo opportunity i suppose. didnt the other mob who planted banana trees in the holes have more success?

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The monks financed the operation by diving into their own pockets

 

Oh really?

 

Did not realise that the robes had pockets hidden somewhere.

 

Let's hope that the massively wealthy monks and temples will now start helping out the education system.

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1 hour ago, williamgeorgeallen said:

was watching this on TV this morning. putting a bit of bitumen in pot holes in a concrete road is not repairing it. made for a good photo opportunity i suppose. didnt the other mob who planted banana trees in the holes have more success?

yep, with still one more month of rain. The repairs will not last very long.

30,000 baht in one weeks take.

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if only more temples would do this instead of buying gold stupas...

Okay so its not the right thing to do and they are not technically responsible but hey!

make a song and dance and some things may improve!

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Huh 10 yes TEN years..........shows exactly  what youre  up against............when I fix the roads I get  told  NOT MY JOB................I  no longer fix  them, they are  now totally ferked

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That's a worthy lesson, everyone from each corner of the world should have it. It does not matter who you are. If you can clear the road for a single living being. Your duty in this world is done.

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On 9/16/2016 at 4:52 AM, williamgeorgeallen said:

was watching this on TV this morning. putting a bit of bitumen in pot holes in a concrete road is not repairing it. made for a good photo opportunity i suppose. didnt the other mob who planted banana trees in the holes have more success?

 

Of course it's repairing it (Thai style), it'll be perfectly fine to drive on until the next time in rains.

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