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Thai Monk Wins $588,000 Lottery, Forced to Hide After Beggars Storm Temple

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A Thai monk who won the lottery jackpot of 18 million Thai Baht ($589,000) fled to an undisclosed location after people stormed his temple to ask for donations.

Ajahn Montri Samujjo, a 67-year-old monk at Wat Thinnakorn Nimit in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand, won three lottery tickets worth 6 million Thai Baht ($196,300) each during the Sunday draw, according to Khaosod News via Thai Residents.

Thai Monk Who Flew on Private Jets Gets 16 More Years in J‌‌‌a‌‌i‌l for ‌‌‌‌Ra‌pi‌ng‌ U‌nd‌erage Girl

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A former Thai monk who shot to fame for flying on private jets was sentenced to 16 more years in p‌ri‌so‌‌n for r‌ap‌‌in‌g an un‌d‌er‌ag‌e girl.

Wirapol Sukphol, 39, was found gu‌il‌t‌y of taking away a 14-year-old girl from her parents and having s‌e‌x with her over a period of nearly two years.

China’s Top Buddhist Leader Investigated For Allegedly Forcing Nuns to Have Sex With Him

China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs is investigating Xuecheng, the abbot of Longquan Temple in Beijing after documents surfaced claiming that the high-ranking Buddhist monk coerced nuns into having sex.

The sexual misconduct allegation was outlined in a 95-page document prepared by two former monks at the monastery and posted on social media platform Weibo, according to Reuters via South China Morning Post.

Japanese Monk Savagely Berates Tourists Who Post Bad Reviews of Buddhist Temple Guest House

A Buddhist guest house situated in an ancient temple in Mount Kōya, Japan has received critical reviews on, with many commenting on the site’s “basic” amenities.

In response to the negative reviews, Daniel Kimura, a resident monk and an official Shingon priest at the Sekishoin Shukubo guest house, berated the tourists for not keeping their expectations in check prior to visiting Japanese temples.

Celebrity Thai Monk Under Fire After Getting Caught Holding His Baby Daughter

A celebrity monk has caused an online frenzy after a photo of him holding his baby daughter was posted online while he was temporarily ordained.  

Thai singer Thassapak “Bie” Chii and his wife, actress Sumontip “Gubgib” Chii, were heavily criticized by netizens after Gubgib posted a picture of her husband on her Instagram account, Sanook reported (via Coconuts Bangkok).