A famous lawyer claimed he is preparing to complain to the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to treat the Mountain B fire as a special case, concerned that Sia B who said he owned the pub by himself might be a scapegoat.
Mr. Ronnarong Kaewpetch, a well-known Thai lawyer and media influencer, said on August 8th that he was preparing to complain with Mr. Traiyarit Temhiwong, General-director of the DSI, to treat the Mountain B fire as a special case, insisting that the venue must have other undisclosed business partners or investors.
Furthermore, the lawyer raised three intriguing points: 1. The venue owner, or “Sai B,” who was recently released on bail yesterday, may have bribed the police officers in the area to turn a blind eye to him because he allegedly operated without a proper license, allowed minors access, and violated the legal closing hours.
2. The lawyer said any venue that disregarded multiple laws at the same time usually had a secret partnership with high-ranking soldiers, politicians, or police officers; thus, he did not believe that Sia B, who was only 27 years old, would be influential enough to run the whole venue on his own.
3. Ronnarong lastly questioned why the officers in charge of this case seemed hurried to wrap up the investigation despite the fact that this tragedy involved many casualties.
The lawyer demanded that the DSI must investigate this matter thoroughly because he believed that there must be other parties involved.
Ronnarong is not the only prominent individual calling for a deeper investigation, as is well-known activist Srisuwan Chanya.