18 Jun 2013

Thai Buddhist Monks Criticised As Private Jet Footage Hits YouTube

A group of Thai Buddhist monks have been criticised after footage of them aboard a private jet, wearing earphones, sunglasses and travelling with a Louis Vuitton luxury bag emerged. The video, which has been viewed more than 225,000 times on YouTube, has prompted an investigation by Thailand's National Office of Buddhism, Menafn.com reports.

Spokesman Nopparat Benjawatananun said the footage was being examined to see if the monks had violated any Buddhist teachings. "If the answer is yes, we will ask the local monastic chief to punish those involved," he said. He added the monks were acting "inappropriately, not composed and not adhering to Buddha's teachings of simplicity and self-restraint."

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