Southern Thailand: Buddhist monk with guards carrying Uzi, Tavor

A photo and a video of politician-turned-monk Suthep Thaugsuban, now Phra Suthep Prapakaro, being guarded by two men carrying Tavor and Uzi assault rifles sparked criticism and questions from social media users, prompting Suthep’s brother to make an explanation.

Netizens questioned why a monk needed armed bodyguards around him. They also wondered if this was illegal, since Thailand remains under martial law.

Thani Thaugsuban, the younger brother of Phra Suthep and a former Surat Thani MP for the Democrat Party, told reporters on Monday that the photo and the video were taken at a temple in the southern border province of Pattani…

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  • Clausewitz

    How dare those Monks defend themselves. Why that type of behaviour is almost Jewish in manner, and we all know how the Religion of Pieces gets along with their Jewish Neighbours.

    • Frau Katze

      They have killed Buddhist monks before.

  • Alain

    Here is a Buddhist monk who gets it and is a realist unlike the Dalai Lama and the Pope and most others.