- Posted 16 Feb 2017 19:10
- Updated 16 Feb 2017 19:23
Thai security forces said on Thursday (Feb 16) that they would continue the raid on the Dhammakaya Temple the next day. (Photo: Twitter / @SaksithCNA)
Security forces had entered Thailand’s biggest Buddhist temple Dhammakaya Temple on Thursday to search for the monk, wanted for money laundering after the leader of the ruling military government declared he was imposing control over the vast temple complex.
“We didn’t find him today,” police spokesman Woranan Silam told reporters. “We’ll continue the search in the remaining areas tomorrow.”
Authorities covered about 15 to 20 per cent of the temple grounds on Thursday, he added.
— Saksith Saiyasombut (@SaksithCNA) February 16, 2017