Amulets not approved
The National Buddhism Office has nothing to do with the flower amulets advertised in many media and will urgently work with authorities to probe the case, director Chularat Boonyakorn said yesterday.
Published on December 16, 2007
"The creator of the amulets has never contacted the authorities to coordinate with the Royal Household Bureau about asking the King's permission to use the crown symbol to consecrate the amulets," she said.
The ads claim that proceeds from the sale of the "Somdej Nuea Hua" talismans will go to a foundation under the King's patronage to construct a temple hall in honour of His Majesty and his late brother.