A provincial committee will be set up to screen approaches made for the 12 Moo Pa Academy football players and their coach to attend various events and activities, Chiang Rai governor Prajon Pratsakul said on Friday.
Mr Prajon was speaking to reporters after the 11 Wild Boars team members and their coach Ekapol Chanthawong who are still in monkhood made a courtesty call on him. They were accompanied by Phra Khru Prayut Jetiyanukarn, acting abbot of Wat Phra That Doi Wao in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district.
The governor said he asked the 11 novices to return to their classrooms and concentrate on their study and live a normal life after leaving the monkhood.
He said their parents have been asked to screen invitations for them to attend various activities or events to prevent them from being exploited. A provincial committee will also be set up to give them advice and help with the screening.
The 11 Moo Pa novices will leave the monkhood tomorrow, while the coach will stay as monk throughout the three-month Buddhist Lent.