An Abbot from the Phra Nag Sang Temple in Phuket has been temporarily suspended for breaching the monkhood’s code of conduct.
After multiple complaints were voiced regarding numerous statues that have been erected at the temple which is popular with both tourists and locals.
A meeting was held at the Tha Reua Temple last Friday where the head of the administration overseeing all of Phuket’s temples Phra Ratchasirimunee led the meeting.
It was announced after the meeting that Phra Kru Wijitsuppakarn, the abbot responsible for the Phra Nang Sang Temple had been suspended.
The suspension follows numerous complaints to the Phuket National Office of Buddhism as well as complaints made on social media about inappropriate statues and decorations at the temple.
An investigation was held which found truth to the accusations and officials stated plans are already being drawn up to remove the offensive or inappropriate parts of the statues.
One image that caused a lot of controversy was a “poorly crafted” depiction of Luang Por Chaem (giant) which was sporting large exposed breasts and wielding machine guns.
Source : Thephuketnews
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