Monk gone wild

11 04 2014

A Buddhist monk is meant to renounce and abstain from certain things.Many websites list the 10 basic precepts observed by novice monks. While anti-democrat monk Buddha Issara has broken many of them in recent months, the one on money begs questioning based on the following Khaosod report:

Anti-government monk activist has pledged to sue Khaosod and Matichon for libel, demanding 100 million baht in compensation.Buddha Issara

Buddha Issara and his supporters marched from their rally site in Chaeng Wattana Road to the Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Road today, where he submitted his letter to the court officials detailing his intention to file lawsuit against the two newspapers.

The monk alleged that Khaosod and Matichon have unfairly defamed him in their news coverage. He said he wanted the newspapers to pay him 100 million baht in damage.

Nevertheless, it is understood that Buddha Issara has not taken any formal steps in filing the libel lawsuit, and his appearance at the court today was merely symbolic.

The monk and his companions later had a brief “sit-in” on Ratchadapisek Road and ate their lunch, before marching away without incident.

 


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23 04 2014
Buddhism and royalist extremism | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] This is not his first effort at vigilantism. The anti-democrat monk  got in on the lese majeste sycophancy by holding a rally and offering a reward of 500,000 baht for anybody who could arrest or locate the red shirt iconoclast Ko Tee, recently accused of lese majeste. He’s also exhibits a considerable interest in money. […]

23 04 2014
Buddhism and royalist extremism | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] This is not his first effort at vigilantism. The anti-democrat monk  got in on the lese majeste sycophancy by holding a rally and offering a reward of 500,000 baht for anybody who could arrest or locate the red shirt iconoclast Ko Tee, recently accused of lese majeste. He’s also exhibits a considerable interest in money. […]

2 10 2015
Rightist, royalist and daft monk | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Lying and incoherence can be added to Buddha Issara’s fascism, thuggish acts and acts of extortion. […]

2 10 2015
Rightist, royalist and daft monk | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Lying and incoherence can be added to Buddha Issara’s fascism, thuggish acts and acts of extortion. […]