Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Phrarajbhavanavisudh are unaffiliated with the Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative
I, Supachai Srisupa-aksorn, former chairman of the Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative, who has been accused of embezzling funds from the cooperative, assert the following:
I would like to maintain that I did not commit the offense as accused in regards to Wat Phra Dhammakaya. The cheques I donated to Wat Phra Dhammakaya, in the sum of 386 million baht, and to Phrarajbhavanavisudh (Ven. Dhammajayo), in the sum of 248 million baht in 2009 and 2010, to be used for the construction of religious facilities, were legally borrowed from the credit union in accordance with its regulations. Both amounts have been fully repaid to the credit union, as examined in that year’s annual audit and board of directors meeting.
In addition, the cheques donated to Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Phrarajbhavanavisudh were not offered to Ven. Dhammajayo one-to-one, in private. Rather, that cheque was placed in an envelope, inside a gold bag, and offered to Ven. Dhammajayo after waiting in line alongside fellow devotees. This money offered was then collected and processed by the temple staff, without Ven. Dhammajayo’s knowledge of the donation amount. This can be verified with the attached photo.
Thus, I affirm that Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Phrarajbhavanavisudh are unaffiliated with the Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative.
Mr. Supachai Srisupa-aksorn
6th March 2015