Video evidence: Thai monk gropes sleeping passenger’s breasts

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Another Thai monk disgraced his Buddhist faith by sexually assaulting a woman while travelling from Bangkok to Chon Buri on a bus, by groping her breasts when she fell asleep.

The victim, 67 year old Siriporn Kamnok, took to social media to warn women travelling alone on public transport to be aware of sexual assaults, even from a monk. Siriporn included a video of the incident, which was recorded by a witness on the bus, in her post.

In the video, the monk was seen sitting behind Siriporn’s seat. He put his hand into a gap between Siriporn’s seat and the window to touch her breasts. The monk noticed that the witness was recording his actions but did not stop and faced the witness with wild eyes.

Siriporn told Channel 7 that she took the coach bus from Bangkok back to her home province in Chon Buri. She was sleepy and dozed off along the way but was awakened by the sexual assault.

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Siriporn explained that she felt a finger touching her breasts when she fell asleep and woke up. She then sat straight and avoided leaning against the window as she did before. The monk did not dare to repeat the assault when he saw Siriporn was awake.

After the monk got off the bus, the female witness approached her and shared the video of the assault with her. The witness told Siriporn that she saw all of the monk’s actions but did not dare to notify Siriporn because the monk gave her angry looks.

Siriporn revealed that she did not file a complaint against the monk and opted to share the story on social media to warn other women who travelled alone.

This is not an isolated case. Almost every week a story makes headlines of badly-behaved monks.

In related news, an ex-monk from Uthai Thani is embroiled in a major scandal, facing serious allegations of physical violence and coercing his ex-girlfriend into a compromising video call. This incident resulted in the unauthorised distribution of her naked images within his temple community.

Meanwhile, last week, a drug-addicted Thai monk joined the illustrious list of monastic figures behaving disgracefully in Thailand when he was arrested yesterday for avoiding a 1,300 petrol station bill and crashing his car into a police motorcycle and a baht bus in the Isaan province of Maha Sarakham.

In other news, another Thai woman took to social media to share a video of a man masturbating and sexually harassing her from a seat next to her on a public bus from Bangkok to Nakhon Nayok. The victim said she did not dare to scream for help or run away, fearing the man might have a hidden weapon.

The victim also chose not to file a complaint with the police and instead shared the video of the incident on social media to warn others to stay away from the man.

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at

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