He's a high-flying monk who stirred controversy when he was filmed aboard a private jet donning designer sunglasses and high-tech gadgets last month. But Phra Wirapol Sukphol now appears set for a hard landing as supporters and critics face off over accusations of fraud, money laundering and sexual misconduct at his Si Sa Ket monastery.
While the monk, better known as Luang Pu Nen Kham, was, as Spectrum went to press, still refusing to return from his trip to France to face investigators, his critics are pushing to expose the truth behind the monk's lavish lifestyle.
Some of his followers, however, remain loyal to the embattled monk.
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