Thailand’s monks have been plagued by scandals, corruption, murder and drug trafficking. Why are more and more monks straying from the straight and narrow?

In Thailand, where Buddhism is the official religion and is practiced by about 93% of the population, the country’s 300,000 or so monks have long been revered for their peaceful lives and exemplary morality.But in recent years, the image of Thailand’s devout monks has faced an unprecedented crisis following a series of lurid scandals involving… Read more Thailand’s monks have been plagued by scandals, corruption, murder and drug trafficking. Why are more and more monks straying from the straight and narrow?