Ex-monk contrite behind bars

Ex-monk contrite behind bars

INTERVIEW: Former Phra Buddha Isara refuses bail

Suwit Thongprasert, then still monk Phra Buddha Isara, was protected by security of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) when photographed at Lumpini Park in March, 2014. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)
Suwit Thongprasert, then still monk Phra Buddha Isara, was protected by security of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) when photographed at Lumpini Park in March, 2014. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

The former Phra Buddha Isara has vowed not to seek bail until "satisfactory progress" has been made in dealing with those involved in the temple fund embezzlement scandal.

The former monk, who was born Suwit Thongprasert, made the remarks Wednesday as he used a telephone to communicate with supporters and his lawyer, who visited him at the Bangkok Remand Prison where he has been incarcerated since his arrest last Thursday.

Among the visitors were key members of the now-defunct People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), such as Sathit Wongnongtoey, Nataphol Teepsuwan, Chumpol Chulasai, Issara Somchai and Wittaya Kaewparada.

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