Thailand

Inside the mind of protest monk Luang Pu Buddha Issara

Former abbot of Wat Or Noi and People’s Democratic Reform Committee protest leader Luang Pu Buddha Issara has stirred controversy for his role in anti-government rallies. The monk who describes himself as a “war elephant” risks being defrocked for violating religious and secular rule – but insists that all he does is speak from his heart, care for his country and love the King. Video by Jetjaras Na Ranong and Nattawat Watanasuwan.

Published: 12 Feb 2014