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Monk kicks Thai teenager in face after he refuses to buy him food




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A monk in northern Thailand’s Lampang Province has allegedly taken matters into his own hands by kicking a Thai teenager in the face after he refused to travel 5 kilometres to buy food for the monk. According to the 16 year old boy’s mother, her son was visiting a young monk at the local temple and was playing games with him. Another monk came and asked her son to go buy him food by motorbike. Her son said no because he was low on gas and it was a hot day.

The monk came back and asked why the boy did not do as he was asked, in which the boy said again that he would not go. The monk then allegedly kicked the boy in the face in which the boy jumped up and started fighting back. Other young monks jumped in to stop the fight. The mother says the boy’s eyes, neck and arms were injured. She says the monk did not apologise, and instead, sent relatives to come negotiate.

The mother says her son was only visiting and didn’t feel like he should have to obey orders from a monk. She says she doesn’t want any money from the incident but is only seeking justice for her son. The boy’s grandmother also stated she was disappointed in the monk’s actions. She said this is the first time the monk had done anything like this but she expects better from him as a representative of Buddhism.

SOURCE: Thai Residents


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    James Pate

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Saffron-robed gang scum.

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    toby andrews

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Another punk monk caught misbehaving.
    They are supposed to collect free food in the early morning, and eat it before noon, I think.
    Not send teen lads to stores to collect food.
    Thai peasants believe these men in dresses have a hot line to Buddha, and must be revered.
    Many are queer, idle, villains, who want an easy life chanting, rather than planting rice under the hot sun. I doubt anything will happen to this latest fraud – he has a hot line to Buddha hasn’t he?

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    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    acutally i came here just to read the comments but none yet.
    i ll come back later then

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    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Foot to face. It doesn’t get much more disrespectful than that.

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    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    The headline itself is comical lol.

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    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Anger is the enemy.

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    James R

    Friday, March 26, 2021 at 3:47 am

    I was in a queue at 7/11 in Rayong last year and a monk came in looking a little bit embarrassed and bought some cigarettes, we all laughed including the Thais.

    It is a funny set up in Thailand as the monks eat meat, drink and smoke, the opposite to the original monks from India who do none of those things.

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