SKorea monks offer to resign amid gambling scandal

first_img Four benefits of having a wireless security system Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Comments   Share   New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Sponsored Stories The Jogye Order says six senior monks offered to resign Thursday over the scandal.South Koreans are not allowed to gamble anywhere in the country except at a single casino in the northeast.Buddhism is the oldest major religion in South Korea. The government estimated in 2005 that Buddhists made up about 23 percent of the population.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Senior monks from South Korea’s largest Buddhist sect have offered to resign after the release of photos purportedly showing fellow monks gambling illegally.South Korean television has aired photos of eight monks huddled for a poker game at a hotel in the country’s southwest. The photos reportedly came from video footage secretly taken by another monk from the same sect and released to the media. Top Stories last_img

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