• Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:14
    Aged Buddhist monk beaten to death by drunk man
    An aged monk was beaten to death on Monday evening, allegedly by a drunken man who came to stay at his temple in Maha Sarakham just two days earlier, say police.
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  • Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:26
    Makha Bucha Day celebrates doing good in front of Bangkok City Hall
    As devout Buddhists across the country attended merit-making events to mark Makha Bucha Day on Tuesday, Bangkok Governor Pol General Aswin Kwanmuang led officials and the public to offer morning alms to 68 monks at Khon Muang Plaza in front of City Hall.
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:00
    Lampang monk arrested, defrocked after getting aide to buy meth pills
    A Buddhist monk in Lampang was arrested and defrocked on Monday morning after allegedly sending his layman aide to buy 400 methamphetamine pills, supposedly for his own use.
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  • Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:29
    Elephants kill monk living in seclusion in Chachoengsao
    A monk who ignored a warning about wild elephants while setting up a tent on an oil-palm plantation in Chachoengsao for a period of seclusion was killed by an unknown number of them on Tuesday night.
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  • Mon, 04 Feb 2019 19:30
    University dean lauds smooth, efficient handling of revered monk’s final rites
    The cremation ceremonies for the much-revered Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho are being held within the planned budget of Bt15 million thanks to many disciples who helped to stage the event, Khon Kaen University Faculty of Medicine dean Charnchai Panthongviriyakul said on Monday.
  • Thu, 31 Jan 2019 19:51
    Monk arrested for child abuse
    A monk has been arrested and defrocked for alleged sexual violations against boys and posting pornographic content online.
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  • Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:17
    Body of killed monk found in Lamphun cave
    A foreign couple visiting a cave in Lamphun's Mae Tha district found the slain body of an unidentified monk on Wednesday, police said.
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  • Wed, 30 Jan 2019 01:00
    Thousands bid tearful farewell to monk Luang Phor Koon
    THOUSANDS OF people paid their final respects to one of the country’s most revered monks, Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho, in front of his elaborate crematorium in Khon Kaen province last night.
  • Wed, 30 Jan 2019 01:00
    White chedi to serve as memorial to revered monk
    A WHITE chedi in Thai-Lao architectural style and resting on an octagonal platform – signifying the much-revered Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho’s simplicity, humility, purity and graciousness – will soon be built as a memorial atop his temporary crematorium at Buddhamonton Isan in Khon Kaen’s Muang district.
  • Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:00
    Governor calls for peace as Luang Phor Koon’s ashes are scattered on Mekong
    Khon Kaen governor Somsak Jangtrakul has in advance urged people not to fight over collecting water in Nong Khai’s Mekong River section, where the late much-revered monk Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho’ ashes are to be scattered following his cremation rite.
  • Mon, 28 Jan 2019 20:00
    Huge crowd expected for cremation of monk
    HUNDREDS of thousand of people are expected to attend the royally sponsored cremation of the much-revered monk Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho in Khon Kaen on Tuesday, said Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, dean of medicine at Khon Kaen University.
  • Sun, 27 Jan 2019 17:51
    Police probe death of transvestite in Beung Kan temple
    Police are investigating the death of a transvestite whose body was found inside a temple in Beung Kan province.
  • Thu, 24 Jan 2019 13:07
    Nan monk arrested for alleged drunk driving, hit-and-run
    A monk was arrested for alleged drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident in Nan's Muang district on Wednesday night.
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  • Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:41
    Thousands mourn northeastern monk
    Around 64,000 mourners paid their respects on Tuesday to the late northeastern monk Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho, whose body was among the 647 "Khru Yai" cadavers placed for Abhidhamma prayer at Khon Kaen University's (KKU) Golden Jubilee Convention Hall since Monday before the royally sponsored cremation rites are held on January 29.
  • Wed, 23 Jan 2019 01:00
    For the South, civility first, even amid conflict
    The attack last Friday against Buddhist monks at a temple in Sungai Padi district in Narathiwat province, which resulted in two deaths and two injuries, should be condemned in the strongest terms.
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