- Posted 06 Mar 2017 00:55
- Updated 06 Mar 2017 01:39
People walk past a portrait of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun and the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at a department store in central Bangkok. (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/Files)
BANGKOK: The former Buddhist abbot at the heart of a standoff with authorities at Thailand’s biggest temple has been stripped of his monastic rank by the king, the military government said on Sunday.