- Posted 06 Mar 2017 00:55
- Updated 06 Mar 2017 01:39
People walk past a portrait of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun and the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at a department store in central Bangkok. (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/Files)
The symbolic step comes more than two weeks after police surrounded the scandal-hit Dhammakaya temple and began searching for Phra Dhammachayo, who is accused of money laundering.
The standoff at the temple represents one of the biggest challenges to the authority of Thailand’s junta since it took power in 2014. The former abbot has not turned himself in and police say his followers have hampered the search. Tiếp tục đọc “Thai king strips wanted monk of his rank”