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Ex-monk Phra Buddha Isara too ill to show in court

The former Phra Buddha Isara was a no-show at the Criminal Court on Thursday. He was due to attend to enter a plea for his role in the anti-Yingluck Shinawatra government protest in 2014. Suwit Thongprasert, 59, as he is also known, was rushed to a hospital for emergency treatment of a herniated disc as […]Read More


Prayut denies links to ex-Phra Buddha Isara

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has denied being close to a former monk arrested for robbery, illegal association and other charges last week. Phra Buddha Isara, a co-leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), was arrested at Wat Ornoi in Nakhon Pathom on Thursday by a team of armed police. Full story: Bangkok Post AEKARACH […]Read More


PM offers apologies over arrest of Phra Buddha Isara

BANGKOK, 27th May 2018 (NNT) – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha and his deputy, Gen Prawit Wonsuwan, have publicly apologized for Thai authorities’ handling of the arrest of Phra Buddha Isara. Offering his apologies to the public, Gen Prayut said he has personally reprimanded the officers responsible for the arrest of the abbot of Onoi […]Read More


Phra Buddha Isara arrested after commando raid of temple

POLICE COMMANDOS raided the Onoi Temple yesterday morning to arrest its well-known founder and abbot, Phra Buddha Isara. The monk has been charged with illegal association for his role in the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protests and the unauthorised use of the initials of the late HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej and HM Queen Sirikit […]Read More


Senior monks arrested for embezzlement, robbery

Some 200 police commandos made coordinated raids on Buddhist temples on Thursday morning and arrested senior monks for alleged embezzlement, including members of the Sangha Supreme Council, and well-known political monk Buddha Isara for alleged robbery during the Bangkok Shutdown protests. The elite forces from the Crime Suppression Division had search and arrest warrants for […]Read More


Prosecutor indicts Phra Buddha Isara and 16 PDRC members with

Activist monk Phra Buddha Isara and 16 members of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) were on Wednesday (March 14) indicated by the special public prosecutor with eight criminal charges, including treason and terrorism for their role in the “Bangkok Shutdown” anti-government protest in 2013. Earlier on Jan 24, nine PDRC core leaders, headed by […]Read More


Outspoken monk ‘explains’ amulets

Activist monk Phra Buddha Isara has visited the Crime Suppression Division to try to clear the air over accusations he violated the lese majeste law. Accompanied by his lawyer, the well-known monk, who was one of the leading campaigners responsible for ousting the former Pheu-Thai government reported to the Crime Suppression Division office Tuesday morning […]Read More


500 Monks Gather to Sanction Buddha Isara

Nakhon Pathom — Hundreds of monks gathered in Nakhon Pathom Saturday morning to sanction the activist monk Buddha Isara. Around 500 monks who said they were from Bangkok and the central region, gathered this morning at the giant stupa Phra Pathommachedi to complain about Buddha Isara. They consider Buddha Isara to be instigating division among […]Read More