How a Forced Disrobe Scheme Works

The Thai Sangha considers being forced to disrobe akin to execution for monks who have taken a vow of lifelong ordination.

However, in Thailand the Thai secular government can disrobe any monk they want using loopholes in the Thai legal code. All they have to do is follow a simple "Forced Disrobe Scheme" to get rid of any influential monk they may see as a threat. Here's how it works. 

Money Trail Illustrations

These graphics illustrate the transparent trail of funds as donated via cheques by Mr. Supachai Srisupa-aksorn to Most Ven. Dhammajayo of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, clearly challenging the grounds for the money laundering allegations brought forth by Thailand's Department of Special Investigation. 

DSI Seeks Arrest Warrant: A Lawyer's Perspective

1. Why did DSI choose to release a written statement instead of an announcement via live press conference? This is highly unusual for a high profile case being followed closely by the public, particularly, when reporters from most of the Thai media outlets had been on standby outside of DSI headquarters for most of the day.