Thai Monk set up 201 centres ‘illegally’

Roof architecture within a Thai Buddhist temple

Roof architecture within a Thai Buddhist temple. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.




A controversial Si Sa Ket monk appears to have set up a vast number of unauthorised centres around the country and overseas, the National Office of Buddhism chief Nopparat Benjawatt-ananan said yesterday.

The monk, who calls himself “Luang Pu Nenkham”, was originally called “Phra Wirapol Sukphol”, from a temple in Ubon Ratchathani – Wat Tai Phrachaoyai Ong Teu. His name appeared under a centre that supervises Buddhist monks travelling overseas (sortorpor.org).

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