Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, Monday, January 23rd, 2023, to Sunday, January 29th, 2023. They are not in any particular level of importance but are listed in the order of date of publication.
Let’s get started and see what the top stories were!
- Two out of three Thai police officers have been transferred to inactive posts after a probe found that they were really involved in providing a VVIP service to a female Chinese Tiktok influencer.
Four policemen who provided a controversial VVIP escort to a Chinese female Tiktoker would possibly face a severe disciplinary penalty on top of being sacked, the deputy spokesperson for the Thai national police chief said on January 29th.
The Chinese tourists were charged with working without a work permit, which could lead to their deportation and the blacklisting of their names from entering Thailand.
It has also been reported that the mother was four months pregnant.
The incident has caused outrage on some Thai social media forums with many posters stating the foreigner should be charged, although it was not immediately clear what legal charges would be applied over the incident.
As a war of words has heated up between Thai law enforcement and a famous Taiwanese actress who claims she was extorted by Thai police the Commander of the Thai police has ordered a full, transparent investigation.
Reportedly one of the officers involved has now admitted to extorting the woman after a week of back and forth claims and a press conference is scheduled today.
And, that is all for this week. Thank you as always for reading the Pattaya News/TPN News!