Probe Ordered into Thai Tourist’s Police Uniform Incident


BANGKOK (NNT) – National Police Chief Pol Gen Torsak Sukvimol has ordered an investigation into a video showing a Chinese tourist wearing a Thai police uniform, with an apparent officer assisting him.

Royal Thai Police Spokesman Pol Lt Gen Achayon Kraithong announced the probe to determine the video’s origin and participants.

Pol Lt Gen Achayon stated that the ongoing investigation, which is anticipated to conclude shortly, will determine if any legal or regulatory violations have occurred. He emphasized the significance of maintaining the integrity of the Thai police force and cautioned tourists against wearing police uniforms or soliciting unauthorized services from officers.

The incident, first brought to light by a Facebook user, has drawn comparisons to a previous case involving unauthorized VVIP services provided by certain Thai officials to a Chinese tourist. The earlier incident had led to the investigation of four police officers.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.