Thai Buddhism Office introduces hotline 1374 for public to report monks misconduct

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The National Office of Buddhism encourages the public to report any misconduct among Buddhist monks via hotline 1374.

Deputy director Inthaphon Chan-iam told the Associated Press yesterday, May 19th, that following frequent reports and news of monks with inappropriate behaviors, the national office had assigned Buddhist provincial offices across the country to tighten its monitoring and patrolling temples in their responsible areas and frequently report the updates to the national office.

The National Office of Buddhism also coordinated with the provincial branches of the Internal Security Operations Command to access the cases as the monks’ misconducts also affected the stability of religious institutions.

Meanwhile, Inthaphon also encouraged people to alert the authorities of any misbehaviors among Buddhist monks via the office hotline 1374. The officials would investigate the allegations before taking accused monks for disciplinary and legal procedures.

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National News Writer at The Pattaya News. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.