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Monks, novices warned against driving

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Monks and novices may be forbidden from driving a car or motorcycle, as it is considered inappropriate, and also asked not to hitch a ride. 

The issue was discussed at a Sangha assembly attended by 83 chiefs and deputy chiefs of regions and provincial sangha. 

Phra Prommolee, assistant abbot of Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen and chief of region 5 sangha, said some monks and novices are openly driving vehicles on highways and in communities. This was inappropriate behaviour and a cause of concern to many Buddhists.

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