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UK’s decision to dispatch their own police team has not left the Royal Thai Police feeling embarrassed

The decision by the UK to send their own police officers to Thailand after a number of UK and Burmese officials expressed their concern over the inquiry into over into the investigation into the murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller has not caused any embarrassment to the Royal Thai Police who investigated the case. A spokesperson for the police said that the arrival of the UK authorities will not affect their credibility in any way.

Pol.Lt. Prawut Thawornsiri said. “Both the UK and Burma are our friends. If they have any doubts about the incident, they can request for information from the Royal Thai Police, and we are willing to cooperate with them.” The move to allow the UK to observe the case came after a one on one meeting between Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and the UK Prime Minister David Cameron during an international summit in Italy last week.

However according to Pol. Lt Prawut the principal of the Thai sovereignty will not allow the UK police to directly investigate the case on their own but the police said they will happily provide them with information if the make the request, however, the Thai police are no longer involved in the investigation because the case has been filed and sent to the public prosecutor Pol. Lt Prawut said “This case is now beyond the police’s duty. We cannot violate the power of the Office of Attorney-General. We have to respect and honour their authority,” the spokesperson told reporters. “When the Attorney takes up the case, police officers will serve as witnesses in the court … and the court will deliberate whether the suspects are guilty as charged.”

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