Credit Union Case
Mr. Supachai Srisup-aksorn, former Chairman of Khlongchan Credit Union made monetary donations to Wat Phra Dhammakaya. Later, Khlongchan Credit Union filed a claim accusing Mr. Supachai of embezzling over 10,000 million baht from the Credit Union.
The Fact is Wat Phra Dhammakaya has nothing to do with the Credit Union embezzlement case. The unsolicited donations from Mr. Supachai were used to construct buildings and facilities for the benefit of the general public. Followers of Wat Phra Dhammakaya have subsequently raised the full amount in dispute, which has already been paid to the Credit Union, who have issued a letter of appreciation, and withdrawn all complaints against Wat Phra Dammakaya.
On the further allegations that says the temple supports the receiving of stolen property, it should be noted that most charitable organizations rely on monetary donations from the public, and it is inappropriate to question the source of these donations. Not to mention that the donations made by Mr. Supachai was not the largest, nor was it more notable than any average donators. Imagine the inconvenience for every party involved if the whole world decided to regulate all donations made by imposing a rule that every temple, religious organizations, and non-profit organizations must check the sources for all of the donations made to them every time, no matter how large or small the sum is.