Thai Buddhist monks have been warned not to use social networking sites to flirt with girls. Last week, the Prime Minister's Office requested that the Information, Communications and Technology ministry monitor monk's use of the Hi5 social networking site. A Thai minister reportedly asked site operators to monitor the Web site for monks' participation and kick them off the site. He also urged other users not to interact with monks behaving inappropriately on the site. The news of the warning came earlier this week as police in Thailand were investigating a rape claim against a monk. In that case, a monk is accused of using the Internet to lure a teenage girl to his temple and raping her.
Information Week