The construction of an unusual shaped hotel in Bangkok caused panic online after rumours were spread that it was collapsing
Lumpini Police Station’s superintendent Pol Lt-Colonel Duangchot Suwancharas said that he was made aware of complaints about the hotel on Tuesday and dispatched officers to investigate the situation.
Duangchot said that the rumours about the building were incorrect and that the construction of the building was just different to normal.
The building causing all the commotion is in Bangkok’s Ploenchit area and is due to be complete next year.
The technical director of the Rosewood Bangkok Hotel Project Dr Assawin Wanichkorkul said he went to the construction site as soon as he heard the rumours that surface online.
He said there is no truth in the rumours, the building is neither collapsing nor subsiding and no debris has fallen from the structure.
He said the building has been designed to be slanted to represent hand pressing together.
Some workers originally refused to return to work after hearing the rumours online but have since returned to work after those rumours were quashed.
The chief of police in Bangkok has since ordered that the poster of the image of the hotel online who claimed the building could fall is to be arrested for breaking the countries strict computer laws.
The chief said the poster has caused public panic without cause and could face up to five years in prison and a fine of 100,000 baht for the post.
Officers apparently know the identity of the poster and an arrest is imminent.
Source : Thenation
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