A monk shows how he can collect alms and remain protected in a prototype “monkmobile,'’ developed to protect Buddhist monks in predominantly Muslim southern Thailand from attacks in Bangkok. The vehicle was developed by Precipart Co, Ltd. Company owner Major Songphol Eiamboonyarith has developed an array of devices, including orange-colored bulletproof vests for monks and everyday items that can fire rubber bullets, such as umbrellas and microphones. (PHOTO: EPA via Taipei Times)