Thai Immigration police withdraw CNN reporters’ tourist visas following their crime scene intrusion for news report on Thursday

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The Thai immigration police has withdrawn tourist visas for CNN news reporters on Sunday, October 9th, after they were caught entering the mass shooting crime scene of the child care center in Nong Bua Lamphu province without permission.

Two CNN reporters, namely Anna Coren and Daniel Hodge, were taken to Na Klang police station in Nong Bua Lamphu for further questioning regarding the crime scene intrusion for news reports on Thursday, October 6th, Deputy National Police Chief Surachate Hakparn stated.

According to CNN International’s online statement on Saturday, three public health officials allowed their reporters to go inside the crime scene. Therefore, the reporters were questioned of who were the authorities and were warned that only police officials could grant such permission.

The deputy chief also stated that the reporters may face legal charges for crime scene intrusion and interfering with evidence, if they were found to have entered the scene without permission.

Additionally, they could be deported and blacklisted, according to Thai law, after legal proceedings were completed.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.