Buddha Issara is a despicable fascist and anti-democrat monk. He has lauded gunmen, acted with thugs, praised the military dictatorship, extorted hotels, accused opponents of lese majeste and been an ardent supporter of the ridiculous law, taken the law into his own hands, and supported vigilantes.
In short, he’s a detestable person and worse as a monk. Yet, in this post, PPT will support him. Why? Simply, because he’s accused of lese majeste in a case that warrants no legal attention.
Prachatai reports that on “10 April 2017, Wichai Prasertsutsiri, coordinator of the Centre for the Promotion of Buddhism Foundation, filed a complaint under Article 112 of the Criminal Code … against Buddha Isara at the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok.”
They accuse the “ultra-royalist monk and a key leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), of royal defamation over a ritual to bless Buddha amulets.” Wichai claims that “on 30 May 2009 the monk performed a ritual to bless Buddha amulets engraved with the monograph of the late King … before selling them to his disciples.” Yes, that’s 2009, eight years ago.
The complainant says that the royalist monk “used his own blood to bless the amulets.” This, apparently is the cause of the allegation, with Wichai claiming “[s]uch action was defamatory to the … monarchy since the amulets were engraved with the royal monograph…”.
What a load of buffalo manure. Wichai is like many others who lash out at others using this feudal and ridiculous law, making up ever more balmy claims about what “defames” a royal.
The detestable monk responded that “the ritual was performed to honour the monarchy, adding that the plaintiff just wanted to find a way to attack him.” We are sure the latter is true, while the former is as balmy as Wichai’s accusation.
Of course, the “police accepted the complaint and said they will investigate the matter.” They have to for they are too spineless to just tell the accuser to go home and stop being ridiculous.