Illegal Workers at Chonburi Temples Spark Inspections in Phuket

Phuket –

The National Office of Buddhism inspected temples in Phuket to prevent fraud by foreign owned businesses after Chinese owned businesses reportedly sold fake religious amulets at a temple in Chonburi.

On Thursday (August 17th), a team of officials from the Phuket Tourist Police, the Phuket Buddhism Office, and Phuket Immigration inspected several temples in Phuket which were the Latthi Wanaram Temple (Wat Tai) in Chalong, Sawang Arom Temple (Wat Rawai), Khao Rang Temple (Phuket Town), Kathu Temple, and Sri Soonthorn Temple (Wat Baan Phon) in Thalang.

The Phuket Buddhism Office told the Phuket Express that the inspection follows the order of the National Office of Buddhism to prevent the running of Chinese owned businesses in temples after they were found to have rented an area and sold fake amulets to tourists in a temple in Chonburi.

Meanwhile, Chonburi officials continue their own inspections after the aforementioned incident.

There were no reports of any major issues found in Phuket.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Phuket Express.

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