A police complaint was raised by the Fourth Army Region at Patong Police Station in Phuket, which claims army personnel attempted to bribe a hotel employee.
The complaint concerns a video, which shows three military officers meeting hotel executive on March 27th. An investigation was also launched regarding the actions of two police officers who were guarding the executive.
The army representatives have called for the prosecution of anyone involved in the posting of the video clip on social media.
The video, which is said to show the military officers, attempting to bribe the Patong Paragon Hotel executive Visith Eiumvirojrit. The posters claim that it shows the three officers suggesting that Visith is in breach of the law and acting as an influential figure, before they get involved in a heated debate.
Social media users have speculated that the officers were attempting to bribe the executive, which the army are far from please about and deny the allegations.
In another twist, the Internal Security Operations Command have claimed the video has been edited to specifically mislead the public and damage the image of those officers present
A full investigation is now underway by Patong Police.
There are allegations that the officers were providing services to a man whom the Fourth Army Region was investigating as a “dark influential figure”.
National Police Chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda stated the two police officers involved have been transferred to inactive posts during the investigation and if found guilty of misconduct, would face disciplinary action.
ISOC Region 4 spokesman Colonel Pramote Phrom-in, informed a press conference, that the three military officers, were performing their duties under Article 44 and the National Council for Peace and Order instructions, with regards to a crackdown on influential figures.
Article 44 gives Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha near-absolute powers. The hotel executive has asked for further time to provide his side of the story.
Source : Thenation
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