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Fake monk gets naked after soliciting alms

PHUKET: Police are now searching for a man who solicited alms from the public while dressed as a monk at a main fresh market in the heart of Phuket Town, then stripping naked in a field nearby to change into layman’s clothes before leaving the area.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Sunday 27 February 2022, 01:03PM

The man was reported to be soliciting donations from people at the  Phuket Town Fresh Market 2 on Ong Sim Phai Rd in Phuket Town.

Phuket Provincial Police Chief Col Sarawut Chuprasit said that he had tasked officers with investigating the fake monk after receiving complaints from the public, including videos showing the man getting changed in the field across the road from the main Phuket Town Post Office on Montri Rd.

“Officers have already visited the area and collected information to find details to be used as evidence for arrest and investigation,” Col Sarawut said.

“But at the moment the man has not yet been found,” he added.

Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew has reported that he is aware of the incident and has notified the senior Buddhist leaders in the area to investigate the reports immediately.

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CaptainJack69 | 28 February 2022 - 12:35:50

Stupid is as stupid does. I wonder how many 'victims' went straight to the lottery ticket vendor thinking they'd bought some good fortune. I wonder if they win will they decline the prize?

christysweet | 28 February 2022 - 10:56:14

Just another bleating patriarchal BS dogma. noting women do all the housekeeping and cooking work in ALL religious facilities. TAX religions into  oblivion. 

Kurt | 28 February 2022 - 10:12:49

More than 300,000 monks in Thailand. That is a large brigade of hidden unemployed, living relaxed on cost of society. But it's a timeless sub culture here.. We just have to respect it.

Capricornball | 28 February 2022 - 10:08:05

Really lame headline...That said... this imposter is a real class act.

JohnC | 28 February 2022 - 08:43:31

religion has caused more deaths and misery over the centuries than any thing else in human history. Stop living in the dark ages!

christysweet | 27 February 2022 - 22:35:06

Jayz what a sensationalist headline - I was expecting a public exhibition of the sordid sort,  not a change of clothing. 

Fascinated | 27 February 2022 - 19:09:04

A wise friend here once told me 'never confuse monks with religion in Thailand'. How many times do we read about them going off the rails? iphones, drink, drugs, private jets, Mercedes- its as bad as the Catholic Church!


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