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Yantra still exiled from monkhood

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Expelled monk Phra Yantra cannot re-enter the monkhood, National Office of Buddhism director-general Nopparat Benjawatananun said on Thursday, as the disgraced former cleric who was involved in a sex scandal 20 years ago continued to receive visitors on his return to Thailand. 

He was referring to Winai La-ongsuwan, 60, better known as the former "Phra Yantra" who was at the centre of a defamation and sex scandal 20 years ago and who fled abroad to escape punishment.

Last week he returned to his hometown in Nakhon Si Thammarat after the statute of limitations on the criminal charge that he defamed the late Supreme Patriarch was reached.

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