Expelling the hungry monks

From Manager, October 10, 2017
Title and artist at top: What I said… Bancha/Kamin
Caption: The incident on expelling the hungry ghosts from the temples.

[Despite some hesitation, the junta now appears to take seriously the issue of investigating the pervasive corruption in Thailand’s Buddhist temples including the misuse of donations and monks who violate Buddhist precepts.
The cartoon shows Thailand’s corrupt monks as the same as “hungry ghosts.”
“Hungry ghosts” are thought to be spirits of those who did very bad things in life and who then hover about temples to steal merit for themselves.
The cartoonist shows them as the thieving monks who are now being driven from the temples by the investigations and reform.]

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