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Monks ordered not to use social media 'inappropriately'

October 2, 2017

Published on Oct 2, 2017

A monk consecrates a kumarn thong, a popular talisman many people believe has magical protective properties and can bring good fortune. (Image source:

The head of the monastic community in the North has issued an order requiring monks and novices to strictly follow the law and code of conduct, and refrain from inappropriate use of social media

The order directs senior members of the monastic governing hierarchy in the region to deal with any misbehaviour, which includes activities out of keeping with the monk's gender at birth. 

The order, issued by Phra Wisutthiwongsacharn, chief of the monastic committee for the northern region, follows similar orders issued over the last week by his counterparts governing monks in Bangkok, the central region, the eastern region, the southern region and Dhammayut sect. 


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