Dhammakaya deputy abbot stripped of his title

A Royal Command was announced on Wednesday stripping Phra Ratchapawanajarn or Phra Thattachivo, deputy abbot of Wat Dhammakaya, of his title effective as of March 7.

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The Royal Command which was counter-signed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha cited the deputy abbot of having committed several offences and wrongful acts ranging from providing shelter to a criminal suspect, defying NCPO Order No 5/2560, to ignoring summonses to report himself to authorities and using temple money to invest in stocks.

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Earlier, a Royal Command was announce stripping Phra Dhammachayo, honorary abbot of the temple, of his title.

-Thai PBS