Posted: Oct 15, 2015 12:17 am
by Spearthrower
Arjan Dirkse wrote:There have been a few scandals in Thailand involving monks using drugs and prostitution. I guess the Thais are a bit sensitive about having their image tarnished. In many ways it's quite a conservative place.

You can see numerous mendicant monks in Pantip Plaza (a mall for hi-tech equipment) shelling out lots of cash, monks taking taxis, monks using i-phones... even if no monk ever was involved in a sex/drugs type scandal, people really should've wised up by now.