Respected Officials show support for Wat Phra Dhammakaya
Since Thailand's Department of Investigation (DSI) has pressed charges against the Abbot of Wat Phra Dhammakaya for money laundering and accepting stolen property, many individuals around the globe have stepped out to show support for the Abbot, claiming his innocence. Some cite his plethora of societal works and contributions to Buddhism that have earned him recognition and various awards from Buddhist organizations and governments globally. Others aim to clarify the factual evidence that the case is based on, pointing to the fact that there is a clear money trail and that money was clearly not returned to Supachai Srisupa-aksorn in any form, which would be the case in money laundering. Many respected members of society have publicly demonstrated support for Ven. Dhammajayo and have declared numerous public statements on his behalf, urging citizens of the free world to not be fooled by biased media reporting and instead, take a look at the facts themselves.