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Buddhist monk in Thailand found drunk and passed out while exposed inside temple on Thai New Year

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  • A 50-year-old Buddhist monk in Thailand earned the ire of local villagers after they found him drunk and passed out while fully exposed inside their local temple.
  • The monk reportedly had gotten drunk while celebrating the Thai New Year and was found with a bottle of strong Thai rice whisky found in his room.
  • The villagers who found him gathered photos and videos of him unconscious to collect as evidence to request his monkhood be revoked.

A Buddhist monk in Thailand drew criticism after local villagers found him drunkenly passed out and exposed in the local temple.

The 50-year-old monk, an unnamed former policeman, was found lying down on the balcony of a Buddhist temple in the Thai province of Nakhon Ratchasima on Tuesday afternoon.