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Police station with no cops – excuses fly in Thai “drama”

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Police station with no cops – excuses fly in Thai “drama” | Samui Times

Reaction to a story about a deserted police station is playing out like a Thai soap opera. 

Police station with no cops - excuses fly in Thai

Everyone is blaming everyone else as the public demand answers. 

The drama began when a post was made online that the Khlong Luang Provincial police station was entirely unmanned. 

Someone wanted to report a crime but found only people sleeping at the station – there was not a cop in sight. 

Police spokesman Pol Col Krissana Patanacharoen said that Pathum Thani provincial chief Maj-Gen Chayut Marayat had called for an immediate investigation. 

He was clearly under pressure from a furious national police chief Gen Chakthip Chaijinda.

Now the station chief Pol Col Termphao Siriphuban has come out with a seriies of excuses as long as the arm of the law!

He blamed shift changes, illness, an ongoing drugs bust as well as the standard “miscommunication and misunderstanding” line. 

He also had time to point a finger at a senior sergeant major under his command whose “straight talking” had led to confusion that was relayed through a clip that was posted online. 

Meanwhile local officials, concerned that this was less about misunderstanding and more about dereliction of duty have been holding meetings. 

The case looks set to be the “drama” of the week as the Thai press like to refer to such matters, notes Thaivisa. 

For many of the public they will see it as a soap opera with everyone from the chief of the RTP down to duty staff as stars of the show.

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