Monks, novices prohibited from driving in some zones

national March 04, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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A driving ban on monks and novices has already been implemented in some areas.



Supreme Patriarch Somdet Phra Maharatchamongkha-lachan, in his capacity as the top monastic chief of the Hon Nuea zones, imposed the ban because he believes driving does not befit Buddhist monks. However, he did say that implementing the ban in other zones depended on the respective monastic chiefs.