A Buddhist monk from a well-known temple has filed defamation charges against a newspaper columnist for mocking him on social media over his hair-style.
According to ASTV Manager, Venerable Aphichat Promjan, the chief lecturer monk of Benjamabophit Temple, a Bangkok temple under royal patronage, on Tuesday, 4 August 2015, filed a complaint at Dusit Police Station concerning offences under the 2007 Computer Crime Act against Surapot Thaweesak, a religious studies academic and columnist of Matichon Newspaper.
The monk accused Surapot of defaming him for posting a Facebook message saying that the he has a skin-head hairstyle when he posted a picture of him and the other monk while they were travelling to Benjamabophit Temple in a vehicle belonging to the Thai Royal Household on 23 July 2015.
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