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Teenage novice monk attempts to burn down monastery after smoking pot

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In the Southern province of Songkhla a teenage novice monk in training for the monkhood tried to burn down his monastery one day after he arrived there. According to reports the sixteen year old smashed Buddha statues and other objects in his room at Sri Withetsangkaram Temple at around 3am. According to police after smashing the place up he then attempted to set fire to it. Other monks quickly put out the flames.

The novice monk has been charged with damage to property, he admitted to the police that he had been smoking marijuana earlier on in the day. He went on to say that he no longer wanted to participate in his studies in the temple.

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