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Among those arrested was Phra Buddha Issara, 62, an activist monk who led street protests in 2014 and launched a campaign to clean up Buddhism, but gained enemies by publicly naming other religious leaders he accused of wrongdoing.(Reuters)

Thai police arrest monks amid crackdown on illegal financial dealings by Buddhist temples

By HT Correspondent | Reuters, Bangkok
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 03:50 PM IST
Thai police raided four Buddhist temples and arrested prominent monks in what they say is the government’s latest bid to reform Buddhism, whose image has been sullied by money and sex scandals involving monks.
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