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12 June 2015 :: 11:06:52 am 103458

Monk Collects Money For Himself

The police of Sattahip have arrested a monk who walked around a market collecting money for himself. He told police that he was collecting the money for a temple.
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SATTAHIP – June 11,2015 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 3.30 p.m., Pol.Capt. Saijai Khamjulla (Inquiry official of Sattahip police station) was notified that a monk was collecting donations from local people in Thong Thip market, Amphur Sattahip, Chon Buri province. After notification the police rushed to the scene.

 

At scene, the police found monk Jakkaphan Janthasaro or Mr. Jakkaphan Muangphueak, aged 40, who was a monk from Karn Lueang temple, Amphur Dong Charoen, Phichit Province, he was walking around collecting money. He had put donation cans in various shops in the market in order to collect money. Therefore, the police detained him and Mr. Namphon Uamkaew, aged 18, who was driving the monk around. Both defendants were detained to Sattahip police station to be investigated further.

 

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Upon questioning monk Jakkaphan he said that he had collected donations because the abbot of La Wa temple in Nakhon Nayok Province was preparing for a Buddhist observance (ceremony / rite) in offering robes to Buddhist priests at the monastery and the money was to construct a new central sanctuary in the temple. Therefore, he had contacted money on behalf of the temple and before collected over 10,000 THB. He then gave some money to the temple and kept some for himself for personal expenses

 

Pol.Capt. Saijai Khamjulla (Inquiry official of Sattahip police station) said that from inspecting the behaviour of monk Jakkaphan the police found out that he was acting illegally and had collected money without permission. Also he didn’t have a monk’s identification card and didn’t have a letter from the clergy that allowed him to collect donations. The police then invited Phra Khru Piyakijwiboon or Instructor Kaew who is the rector of Tambon Na Jomtien ( monk who is in charge of monks’ disciplines) to inquire about monk Jakkaphan to which they found out that the was breaking the code of monastic disciplines by seeking benefits for himself. After that monk Jakkaphan was ordered to leave the Buddhist monkhood immediately then he will be prosecuted further with the allegation of collecting donations without permission.

Reporter : Nattaphummint   Photo : Nattaphummint   Category : Community News

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