Police Come to a Temple – level 3

21-02-2017 07:00

In hopes of detaining its chief who faces criminal charges, Thai police raided the temple, or headquarters, of a controversial Buddhist temple sect.

It is unclear whether the 72-year-old was inside the temple. He has not been seen in months, and he is accused of accepting $40 million in embezzled money.

A Thai law complicated the raids, which forbids the arrest of a monk in his robes. Around 3,000 police officers came to the temple which they then declared a ‘restricted area’.

Difficult words: headquarters (the main buildings of an organisation), embezzled (stolen), robes (the clothing that a religious person wears).

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