Buddhist monk accused of money laundering

Jet-setting holy man at the centre of a money laundering scandal is believed to be in hiding in the US.

    Collecting morning alms is part of daily life for Buddhist monks in Thailand but some also have another job.

    While on patrol, they act as "monk policemen," approaching people who they suspect are imposters trying to trick believers into giving them money and food.

    However, in a twist to the issue, a jet-setting Buddhist monk from Thailand is now at the centre of a money laundering scandal himself.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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