The Prime Minister’s Office will meet with officials from the National Office of Buddhism (NOB) on Wednesday to discuss plans to have temples keep accounts of their income and expenditure.

Ormsin Cheewapreuk, who is in charge of NOB said that 47,000 temples had undergone their Key Performance Index assessment with 96% already submitting their results to NOB.

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The move comes as 12 temples are currently being investigated by the NOB for embezzlement of maintenance funds.

Three NOB officials are being investigated along with four civilians suspected of aiding them.

Royal Thai police officers visited Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen temple to check documentation in relation to a probe into alleged spending irregularities of the 28 million baht temple restoration budget.

The Central Investigation Bureau chief has prohibited all police from speaking to the media about the temple corruption case.

Source : Thenation

Content : LovePattayaThailand

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