For Thaksin

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From Manager, January 13, 2016
Left: Nominated PM
Caption: There were already three persons.
[From left right are three PMs who headed parties directed by THaksin: former PM Somchai, former PM Samuk and former PM Yingluck]
Right: Nominated supreme patriarch
In the red bubble: New
Caption: It will begin to count for 1.

[Refers to a controversial appointment of the new Supreme Patriarch. Many groups have opposed Somdet Phra Maha Ratchamangalacharn, known as Somdet Chuang, as one of the candidates for a new supreme patriarch because he is close with the controversial abbot of Wat Phra Dammakaya, Phra Dhammachayo and for his alleged involvement in a scandal involving evading tax charges on luxury cars.
This cartoon contends that Somdet Chuang can be expected to be influenced by Thaksin or act on his behalf.
All of this is related to the fear of Thaksin and his supposed desire to control all parts of the Thai world.]

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One Response to For Thaksin

  1. Wiz says:

    Somdet Phra Maha Ratchamangalacharn (Somdet Chuang) is a mentor who ordained Phra Dhammachayo though.

    Khun Phaibun and Buddha Isara filing lawsuit against Chao Khun Berlin – Monk nettizen who goes against the reform by telling blatant lie to the public on the issue of appointing Somdet Phra Maha Ratchamangalacharn (Somdet Chuang) as the new Supreme Patriarch
    http://www.naewna.com/local/199306
    http://www.naewna.com/local/199601
    https://www.facebook.com/buddha.isara/posts/10153844200343446

    War of word – Khun Phaibun – Buddha Isara vs Chao Khun Berlin on the issue of appointing Somdet Phra Maha Ratchamangalacharn (Somdet Chuang) as the new Supreme Patriarch continued
    http://www.naewna.com/local/199608
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1494451064196766&id=100008956597278&pnref=story

    Public outrage toward Supreme Sangha is looming large – 74% demand dissolution of Supreme Sangha and massive asset scrutiny on senior monks
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=180700852290352&set=a.120301038330334.1073741828.100010513153665&type=3&theater

    Trying to find the win win solution that please every faction on the issue of the the appointment of Somdej Chuang as Supreme Patriarch – a Dilemma for Junta as it has a mixture with PT-UDD men politicking
    http://manager.co.th/AstvWeekend/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9590000007889

    Mockery toward Somdej Chuang who wants to reach Nirvana by Mercedes Benz
    http://manager.co.th/Pjkkuan/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9590000008346

    How we’re mocking Buddhism by Tulsathit Taptim
    The Nation January 27, 2016 1:00 am –
    http://www.nationmultimedia.com/opinion/How-were-mocking-Buddhism-30277801.html#sthash.5lVJXC2s.dpuf

    An antidote for the poisons afflicting Thai Buddhism

    January 28, 2016 1:00 am
    Re: “How we’re mocking Buddhism”, Stoppage Time, January 27.

    This column was a gem! The current controversy over the appointment of the Supreme Patriarch is a reminder of how un-Buddhist Thailand can be. Tulsathit Taptim surprised me, though, with his “unworldly” knowledge of what Buddhism should be about – detachment, the middle path and no forcing one’s belief on others.

    Around Thailand, one sees so many fads and superstitions that are wrongly claimed as Buddhist. Common sense tells us otherwise. At the time of Lord Buddha’s final passing, scriptures were rare and likely often disseminated by disciples according to their own agendas. Anticipating that his teachings might be misinterpreted, Lord Buddha directed his followers to “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense”.

    Songdej Praditsmanont
    http://www.nationmultimedia.com/opinion/An-antidote-for-the-poisons-afflicting-Thai-Buddhi-30277893.html#sthash.8ckjnmCE.dpuf

    Now, Somdej Chuang is in hot water for accepting the Mercedes from the old millionaire lady who has ordered this Mercedes as spare parts to pay less taxes and paid bribes to get this Mercedes released from Custom Dept warehouse – while keep telling a lie that this Mercedes has been purchased by a millionaire layperson as a gift for him – expect massive purges of Supreme Sangha soon
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=975276102565722&set=p.975276102565722&type=3&theater
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1499791203662204&id=100008940162632

    Somdej Chuang who want to be like Lord Buddha
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=178055679221536&set=a.120301038330334.1073741828.100010513153665&type=3&theater

    with the incident of Somdej Chuang along with the endless unruly monks with full protection from Supreme Sangha, the new Sangha Act is in need as a part of Sangha reforms
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=178448169182287&set=a.120301038330334.1073741828.100010513153665&type=3&theater

    Sondhi Limthongkun on the issue of Mahanikaya vs Dhammayut and the reason why Mahanikaya monks are running the campaigns for State Religion along with the inclination toward Dhammakaya
    http://manager.co.th/Home/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9590000006858

    threatening from Thai monks in European countries lead by Chao Khun Berlin against those who disagree with the appointment of Somdej Chuang
    http://www.thairath.co.th/content/565293

    Next Supreme Patriarch must be free of scandal, politics (Play with fire in Bangkok Post) by Vint Chavala
    The Nation – Bangkok Post
    January 21, 2016 1:00 am

    Several controversies surround Somdet Phra Maha Ratchamangalacharn, aka Somdej Chuang, who is likely to be appointed as Supreme Patriarch. First, he is close to Phra Dhammachayo of Wat Phra Dhammakaya. Phra Dhammachayo is accused of extolling the benefits of consumerism and high-spending behaviour, which goes against the teachings of Buddha. The Thai Sangha Council, which has a duty to defrock any monk found to be undermining Buddhism in this way, has failed to do its job. The Sangha Council consists of eight senior monks. Among them is Somdej Chuang, who is chairman.

    The second controversy concerns Somdej Chuang’s alleged involvement in a scandal involving evading tax charges on luxury cars. A legal investigation is seeking evidence on whether he is guilty or not. Whatever the result, the scandal has seriously tarnished the venerable monk’s reputation.

    Third, he is embroiled in politics. Since Somdej Chuang is close to Phra Dhammachayo, who is closely linked to a certain political party, Thai Buddhism will likely become more and more politicised under his leadership. Hence, Somdej Chuang’s ascension to the post of Supreme Patriarch would likely do much to upset the country’s religious and political equilibrium.
    http://www.nationmultimedia.com/opinion/Next-Supreme-Patriarch-must-be-free-of-scandal-pol-30277321.html
    http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/834240/playing-with-fire

    Unmasking Chao Khun Berlin as the monk who associates with Ai Maew
    https://www.facebook.com/362860800503417/photos/a.362861143836716.1073741825.362860800503417/799285980194228/?type=3
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1695119577438849&id=100008224695840

    the collusion between Ai Maew regime and Dhammakaya due to the fact that both Ai Maew and Ai Dhammajayo are such power hungry persons – Ai Maew wants absolute power in secular world – AI Dhammajayo wants absolute power in Sangha world
    http://www.naewna.com/columnonline/22608

    nothing good to say about AI Dhammajayo and those thugs in saffron clothes
    https://www.facebook.com/chartchai.porakasem/posts/985359124890082

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