PATHUM THANI — Khaosod English reporter Pravit Rojanaphruk is at Wat Dhammakaya, where officials from the Department of Special Investigations, or DSI, have just begun a search operation to arrest former abbot Dhammachayo, after a standoff that began at about 3am Thursday. Dhammachayo is wanted on embezzlement charges. All times are local.
PATHUM THANI — A spokesman for the besieged Wat Dhammakaya criticized the military government’s raid Thursday as “un-Buddhist” and urged for a peaceful resolution to the standoff.
PATHUM THANI — The latest on the scene at Wat Dhammakaya, where police are on standby since 3am Thursday in their latest attempt to arrest former abbot Dhammachayo, wanted on embezzlement charges (all times local.)
PATHUM THANI — Leaders of the controversial Buddhist sect Dhammakaya relented on Thursday to a search operation to look for its fugitive former abbot, a chief investigator of the Ministry of Justice said.
PATHUM THANI — Police were barricading entrances to the headquarters of the controversial Dhammakaya Temple on Thursday in their latest apparent effort to apprehend its fugitive abbot.
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