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Sunk by saffron scandals

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Recently, the unbecoming behaviour of certain Buddhist monks has become the talk of the town. Probably the most scandalous case is the luxurious lifestyle of a famous phra, who uses brand-name products and travels like a billionaire on a private jet. 

Other than that, numerous cases of Thai monks' inappropriate conduct have hit the headlines: an abbot involved in gambling; monks selling ya ba pills; monks staying at swanky beach resorts; monks collecting luxury cars... the list goes on.

If you travel the country enough, you may come across various questionable practices concerning monks.

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