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Jet-setting monk Wirapol Sukphol's controversy-ridden career in saffron robes drew ingloriously to an end yesterday after his peers in Si Sa Ket province agreed to defrock him for violating Buddhism principles. 

The decision was reached in a 40-minute meeting at Wat Pa Sri Samran in Muang district, which is the provincial monk office. The meeting of senior monks centred on evidence involving sexual allegations against the former Phra Wirapol, also known as Luang Pu Nen Kham Sukphol.

They used evidence supplied by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and the Office of Buddhism in Si Sa Ket to reach the decision.

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