Ex-Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol enters monkhood

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Former Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome entered the monkhood in Bangsaen to pay homage to HM the late King.

Former Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (center) enters the monkhood in Bangsaen to pay homage to HM the late King.
Former Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (center) enters the monkhood in Bangsaen to pay homage to HM the late King.

The 42-year-old Itthiphol was surrounded by his political family – former cabinet minister and MP Sonthaya, Chonburi Provincial Administrative Organization chief Wittaya and cousins who serve as mayors or sub-district administrators across Chonburi – at his Nov. 12 ordination at Jangcharoendon Temple.

Itthiphol expressed gratefulness for His Majesty’s kindness towards all Thais and being a major pillar of the country and Thai society. To show his thanks, he decided to take up the monk’s robes for a month, where he will serve as Itthiphol Teero.

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