Paiboon tells abbot’s supporters to empathise with victims

About 1,000 supporters impetus in Wat Phra Dhammakaya church in Pathum Thani range final Friday to insist on a ignorance of Phra Dhammajayo. (Photo by Pongpat Wongyala)

Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya asked supporters of embattled priest Phra Dhammajayo to sympathise with victims of a Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative piracy case, in that a comparison priest is involved.

The apportion on Tuesday responded to a orator of Phra Dhammajayo’s followers, who on Monday announced that supporters inside and outward Thailand were apropos undone with a ostensible “unfair treatment” of a priest of Wat Phra Dhammakaya and that government of Pathum Thani range competence be incompetent to control them.

“They contingency demeanour into a Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative case, in that tens of thousands of people were victims of piracy and went broke. We contingency collect those assets… They have been studious for a decade. Unless we find a culprits, how can we collect a assets?” Gen Paiboon said.

Followers of Phra Dhammajayo could send their member to accommodate him and he would explain a case, a apportion said.

Phra Maha Nopporn Boonyachayo, a orator for a temple, on Tuesday expelled a minute from boss of a World Theravada Buddhist Sangha Council in Sri Lanka angry about a charge of Phra Dhammajayo.

Ven Mugunuwela Anurudhha Thero wrote on Monday to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha that a priest was unjustly persecuted and defamed by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and media.

Phra Maha Nopporn also pronounced that a International Buddha Education Institute in India presented a Symbol of Peace Award to Phra Dhammajayo on Monday.

Under siege

Phra Dhammajayo was charged with laundering income and receiving stolen skill as he perceived 1.2 billion baht from Supachai Srisuppa-aksorn, former authority of a mild and treasurer of his temple. Authorities recently pronounced that a dual had an intensely tighten relationship.

Supachai already has been condemned to 16 years in jail for 12-billion-baht piracy of a mild that once was a richest in a country.

The probity apportion also pronounced that authorities were treating Phra Dhammajayo specifically compared with other suspects. Wanted on an detain warrant, a priest unsuccessful to spin himself in to acknowledge charges on Thursday as demanded by a DSI and open prosecutors.

Wat Phra Dhammakaya was sealed to outsiders with immeasurable vehicles and spiny handle enclosing a immeasurable compound. Posters observant supporters were prepared to scapegoat their lives for a priest were hung.

Phra Maha Nopporn pronounced a spiny handle was erected along a blockade of Wat Phra Dhammakaya to forestall a third celebration from formulating commotion in a temple.

Adherents should refrain from violation a law or interference authorities, a probity apportion said.

If Phra Dhammajayo was innocent, a justice would transparent him, a ubiquitous added.

Money reimbursed

In Mar final year, a mild filed a polite box opposite a priest and a church for a lapse of a 684.8 million baht a co-op’s former authority had paid a church and a abbot.

The church set adult a account to “help” a cooperative’s victims. Supporters of lifted income to repay Klongchan by a fund. The volume was entirely repaid in August.

Later, a mild found Supachai had paid another 370.8 million to a priest and his supporters again reached a understanding to repay it by a fund.

All in all, a temple’s account lifted 1.05 billion baht to repay a cooperative. The commune afterwards forsaken a polite lawsuit opposite a church and a abbot.

Barbed handle along a blockade of Wat Phra Dhammakaya (photo by Pongpat Wongyala)

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