Thai Buddhism Office introduces hotline 1374 for the public to report monks misconduct

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National - The National Office of Buddhism encourages the public to report any misconduct among Buddhist monks via hotline 1374. Deputy director Inthaphon Chan-iam told the Associated Press yesterday, May 19th, that following frequent reports and...

Four-day holiday with two official events to be observed in Thailand, starting from Friday,...

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National - The four-day holiday on the occasion of two official events in Thailand is held with the Royal Ploughing Ceremony on Friday the 13th and the Vasakha Bucha public holiday on Monday the 16th. The Royal...

Man who claims to be the father of all gods arrested in Chaiyaphum for...

Chaiyaphum - A man Thai authorities described as a cult leader, who claimed himself to be the father of all gods in all religions, was arrested at a raid of his residence in the Khon...

Thai PM orders strict discipline and principles adhered to for Buddhist monks nationwide following...

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Bangkok - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O'Cha ordered the National Office of Buddhism to strengthen the discipline and principles of monks nationwide following recent news regarding inappropriate behaviors among Thai monks. Government spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana told the...

Prominent monk from the Nakhon Nayok Buddhism Office arrested for alleged involvement with millions...

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Nakhon Nayok - More than 60 police officers from the Anti-Corruption Division raided five temples in Nakhon Nayok, Nonthaburi, and Bangkok this morning, February 18th, to examine an alleged temple-subsidy corruption in the National Office...

Thai Buddhists nationwide gathering at local temples to celebrate Makha Bucha Day

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National - Thai Buddhists are gathering at local temples this morning, February 16th, to make merit and celebrate the occasion of Makha Bucha Day. In Nakhon Si Thammarat, the Deputy Governor and the provincial authorities had...

Pattaya Police Chief warns public about alcohol sales ban on Makha Bucha as they...

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Chonburi - The Pattaya Police chief warned local restaurants and shops not to sell and serve all kinds of alcoholic beverages on Makha Bucha Day (A religious holiday) tomorrow, February 16th, as they could face...

Makha Bucha day is this upcoming Wednesday, alcohol sales ban incoming

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Thailand- Makha Bucha day, one of the holiest Buddhist holidays, falls on this upcoming Wednesday, February 16th, in Thailand. The day will be marked with many religious ceremonies and gatherings which have been allowed to continue...

End of Buddhist Lent approaching this Thursday October 21st, 24-hour alcohol sales ban incoming

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Thailand - The end of Buddhist Lent, also called "Awk Phansa" in Thai, is approaching this Thursday, October 21st. The day traditionally also brings a 24-hour total national alcohol sales ban, although it has not yet...

Phuket man escapes injuries after his sedan plunges into lagoon, claims his religious amulet...

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Phuket – A sedan driver who has escaped from injuries after he plunged his sedan into a lagoon believes he has been helped by his special religious amulet. The Phuket City Police was notified of the...

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