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A national park officer has been fired after being accused of spying on a woman in the public toilet on January 17 at Phuket’s Sirinath National Park. 28 year old Abdulrama Mahaderi, was accused by a woman named Sopita and her boyfriend Panupong Rungrueng of climbing a wall that separates the men’s and women’s sections of the toilet at Nai Yang beach in order to look at Sopita. Abdulrama allegedly also had his mobile phone in his hand.

Sirinath National Park Chief Pramote Kaewnam confirmed that an investigative committee had spoken to witnesses and determined that Abdulrama was guilty of “misbehaviour and improper actions.”

Pramote confirmed that Abdulrama’s employment contract was then terminated, effective last Wednesday, 3 days after the incident allegedly took place. On its Facebook page, the Sirinath National Park made a post about the incident.

“It has caused disgrace to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation and affected the image of the overall department.”

Sura Lertthaisong of Sakhu Police confirmed that Abdulrama would be facing charges and that he was currently investigating whether a charge of “bullying in public” under Section 397 of the Criminal Code would be appropriate.

Abdulrama had previously posted on the official Sirinath National Park Facebook page that his understanding was that no charges would be pursued by Sopita and Panupong.

“The tourists told me that they did not want to press charges. They just told me that they did not want me to do anything like this again.”

But after Panupong posted a photo of Abdulrama, detailing his alleged indiscretion on social media, others came forward with similar accusations.

“One group of women said that they were also spied on by this man on the toilet wall 2 months ago, but they did not report it and did not press charges – and the truth faded away as if nothing ever happened.”

SOURCE: The Phuket News

 

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    Roger C

    Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Land of smile.

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    disgusted `

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 12:16 am

    This guy should be jailed.

    “One group of women said that they were also spied on by this man on the toilet wall 2 months ago, but they did not report it and did not press charges – and the truth faded away as if nothing ever happened.”

    This seems to be the norm in Thailand by sweeping things under the rug.

    Shameful behavior.

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      Stephen Westrip

      Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 8:54 am

      Not sure anything was swept under the carpet if the group of women did not report it. You could question why they didn’t feel able to come forward and report the incident.

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        Issan John

        Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 9:07 pm

        Exactly. If it wasn’t reported, how could it be swept under the rug?

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    Perceville Smithers

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 10:45 am

    Where’s his photo with the arresting officers? His offense is worse than others covered in articles with pics of the arrestee in cuffs.

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    James Pate

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Ah, a bit of bird-watching in a National Park.

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