Ex-monk Wirapol to return to Thailand
- Published: 22/07/2013 at 04:53 PM
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Defrocked monk Wirapol Sukphol will return to Thailand on July 31, Vimutti Dhamma Buddhist group chairman Sukhum Wongprasitthi said on Monday.
Sukhum Wongprasitthi, centre, says ex-Buddhist monk Wirapol Sukphol, formerly known as Luang Pu Nen Kham, will return to Thailand on July 31, 2013.
"I've been contacting Mr Wirapol through various channels and he's still in the United States," Mr Sukhum said.
He said he had met six prominent lawyers who will represent Mr Wirapol in his passport revocation and extradition cases. One of them is a famous lawyer from Hollywood, he added.
Mr Sukhum said he would like all sides to stop distorting the truth, generating false evidence and taking advantage of the former monk.
"I ask all MPs from the opposition and the government to keep a close watch on officers handling Mr Wirapol's cases," he said.
Mr Sukhum is a follower of Mr Wirapol, formerly known as Luang Pu Nen Kham.
It is believed that Mr Wirapol left Paris for the United States earlier this month. The 34-year-old disgraced former monk has not spoken to the media since a video clip of him and two other monks riding in a private jet went viral on the internet last month.
Mr Wirapol is wanted on an arrest warrant on charges of violating the Computer Crimes Act, fraud and sexually assaulting a minor as well as unlawfully separating her from her parents.
His passport, issued on July 6, 2011, is now invalid.
The photos show a Luang Pu Nen Kham medallion, left, and a fake medallion mocking the disgraced monk. (Facebook photos)
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