Four policemen who provided a controversial VVIP escort to a Chinese female Tiktoker would possibly face a severe disciplinary penalty on top of being sacked, the deputy spokesperson for the Thai national police chief said today, January 29th.
First our previous story:
Two out of three Thai police officers have been transferred to inactive posts after a probe found that they were really involved in providing a VVIP service to a female Chinese Tiktok influencer.
Now for our update:
Pol. Maj. Gen. Archayaon Kraithong told the press that a fact-finding committee, which was set up to look into the claimed escort provided to a Chinese woman by Thai police, was able to identify four policemen involved in the incident: Two from the Tourist Police Division 1 and the others from the Traffic Police Division.
The tourist paid the policemen to pick her up at Suvarnabhumi Airport and drove in front of her taxi with their vehicle with an open siren to ensure a swift journey to a hotel in Pattaya.
Although the vehicle used to escort the tourist was later proven to be a private vehicle, not a police vehicle, the act of providing an escort itself was still considered a serious misconduct for the officers involved, according to Archayaon.
Therefore, the Royal Thai Police would set up a committee to seek disciplinary action against the four policemen, who had been assigned to inactive posts earlier.
Apart from this, another committee would be set up to devise measures to deter a possible recurrence in the future.
The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.
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