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Monks in private jets pass test

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The National Office of Buddhism insists monks boarding a private jet, wearing sunglasses and using luxury items is not a serious breach of monastic rules, but it is inappropriate. 

A photo captured from a video clip at YouTube features a group of monks with sunglasses on a private jet. The monks’ behaviour has drawn heavy criticism from online viewers.

Office director Nopparat Benjawattananan said Monday it was not wrong for monks to fly on a private jet, as seen in a recent YouTube video, since the jet did not belong to them, but was donated.

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