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Cops crack down on 95 ‘bad’ monks

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has launched a nationwide crackdown on 95 rogue monks, singling out those who indulge in sex, scams, transvestism and politics. CIB commissioner Lt Gen Thitiraj Nhongharnpitak said the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) is spearheading the drive aimed at keeping the monastic community free of scandals. Full story:

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Nan monks accused of sodomy

NAN: Three monks including an abbot in this northern province are facing charges of sodomising teenage boys in cases that police say began six years ago. Phrasamu Udon Shinwangso, the deputy abbot of Wat Phayawat in Muang district, has been charged with taking minors under age 15 for molestation and molesting

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