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.
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.
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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