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Phra Buddha Issara petitions CDC to reform clergy related laws

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BANGKOK, 9 November 2015 (NNT) – Phra Buddha Issara has petitioned the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) to reform clergy related laws and to stipulate the establishment of a citizen’s ethics council in the new constitution.

Phra Buddha Issara, the abbot of Wat Om Noi in Nakhon Pathom, handed the petition to CDC Chairman Meechai Ruchupan and claimed that existing clergy laws do not penalize monks that violate Buddhist disciplines, allowing for exploitative individuals within the Buddhist institution to prosper. Legislation should therefore be drafted to penalize violators and preserve the integrity of the Buddhist institution.

Read more: NNT