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Thailand’s immigration police have paid a defrocked Canadian monk a visit in the north of Thailand.
The move comes as sources say that former “Phra Julian” will continue his work with the community as a layman.
Social activist and vet “Dr Somchai” was central to the story that saw the long term Thai resident outed for having sexual relationships with Thai and western women in other provinces including Chantaburi.
He was defrocked last week.
On Sunday Lt-Col Prasert Jungtottananukun of the Mae Hong Sorn went to visit Julian with a message from immigration chief Lt-Gen Sompong Chingduang advising him to seek a change in his status and report a change in his address.
His address was listed as the temple of Wat Ban Peh in Jorm Thong district of Chiang Mai and this would need to be changed now that he had left the monkhood.
Daily News said that their sources indicated the disgraced monk would continue to work with locals and hill tribe people in the community as a layman who respects Buddhism.
Thaivisa notes that permanent residents are required to report their address with the police though they do not need to comply with TM 30 rules.
Julian will be meeting officials again on Wednesday.