Thailand’s Tourist Police under hearth for carrying famous lawyer’s baggage (video)

Thailand‘s police chief Pol. Gen. Damrongsak Kittipraphat ordered an urgent investigation into a video of Tourist Police officers aiding with the bags of a famous lawyer at Suvarnabhumi Airport after the clip sparked issues that the act was inappropriate and outdoors of the officers’ specified duties.
Chief Damrongsak held a conference yesterday at the Royal Thai Police (RTP) Headquarters to announce the launch of the investigation as well as to order the pressure to work in accordance with the identical Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which must be clear and non-discriminatory, reports ThaiRath.
In the 20-second-long clip, two law enforcement officials in brown uniforms push baggage belonging to the family of Lawyer Tam, a broadly known figure in Thailand, and assist to raise it onto the baggage belt on the check-in counter.
The clip surfaced because famous political whistleblower Chuwit Kamolwisit posted it on Facebook yesterday, calling out the police…
“I am a walking citizen. If I travel anyplace, I go to the counter and load my baggage myself in accordance with the rules. No one to welcome me, no police to carry my bags.
“The clip confirms that Lawyer Tam is an important individual – the police need to welcome him, help along with his baggage and accompany him to the gate. Is Lawyer Tam not a public attorney?
“How rich, how prestigious do you must be that the police welcome you?”
Lawyer Tam has since snapped again at Chuwit’s comments…
“Hello, Chuwit the Great… thanks for following my life. Even to the purpose of taking a clip of my youngster travelling overseas and cropping the clip – ignoring the reality that the police who got here to help were walking in the wrong way when they recognised my face and came to say hi. Unexplained saw that my child’s baggage was heavy and came to assist like someone with an excellent ‘Service Mind.’
“If you don’t like me, if you hate me or assault me, I don’t thoughts. I understand that people have points. But to upload a clip you took from an innocent bystander, addContent it to your page for hundreds of thousands of individuals to see. I don’t think it’s very manly. Or is this what [Chuwit] the great “super villain” does?”
Nevertheless, Thailand’s police chief has ordered an investigation into the video to find out whether or not the officers were appearing within their authority and whether the service was appropriate.
The investigation will have a look into whether the implementation of privileges has negatively affected the RTP’s popularity.
The RTP’s popularity took a heavy blow in January after a Chinese vacationer made a TikTok about her expertise utilizing a Chinese e-commerce platform to pay for the VIP police escort service from Suvarnabhumi Airport.
The tourist talked about how easy it was to pay and use the service which allowed her to skip right by way of immigration and into a police automobile upon arrival in Thailand. Then, traffic law enforcement officials got her from Suvarnabhumi to Pattaya in just one hour – a journey that usually takes three – by blasting the vehicle’s emergency siren.
According to the advertisements online, a police escort from Thailand’s largest airport to Pattaya costs 7,000 baht for a automobile and 6,000 for a bike, the vacationer said in TikTok..

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