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The Airports of Thailand have now lodged an official complaint about a former policeman with anger issues who, along with his foul-mouthed female partner, berated airline ground staff and smashed the company laptop after missing a flight last Saturday (video below).

AoT are filing a lawsuit with Don Mueang police even after the man apologised and admitted he had been too late to board the flight. Speaking about the incident, Thai AirAsia says it was due to depart the flight at 6pm and arrive in Khon Kaen at 7.15pm, with passengers invited to board from 5.20pm. Staff repeatedly called for remaining passengers to board, as they usually do. The former policeman and his wife arrived at 5.56pm, after the departure gate had closed for boarding and the departing aircrafts’ doors had been closed.

The flight to Khon Kaen was due to depart just 4 minutes after they arrived to board. Passengers are warned that gates close 20 minutes before departure time.

The former Kalasin policeman, whose name is being withheld, has already paid for the laptop he smashed and compensation to the airline.

A video taken at the departure gate shows a the man’s hauling invective at the airline workers and the man making threats to “report them” and eventually picking up their laptop and smashing it into the counter. The airline say the couple were refused permission to board the plane as the gate had already closed almost 15 minutes before and they had been paged numerous times.

Don Mueang’s airport director says that the airport isn’t crowded at all at this time… “but they came late themselves. Travellers should arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes before their flight”.

ดราม่าเดือด! ตร.ยศนายพัน มาช้า-ตกเครื่อง โวยลั่นสนามบิน พังคอมพ์ พนง. พ.ต.อ.กฤษณะ พัฒนเจริญ รอง โฆษก ตร. เปิดเผยถึงกรณีดังกล่าวว่า ได้รับรายงานจาก บช.ภ.4 จากการตรวจสอบเบื้องต้นทราบว่าชายที่ปรากฏในคลิปวิดีโอดังกล่าวเป็นอดีตข้าราชการตำรวจ เคยดำรงตำแหน่ง ในสังกัด สภ.นามน ภ.จว.กาฬสินธุ์ ซึ่งต่อมาได้ขอลาออกจากราชการไปเมื่อปี พ.ศ.2557 เพื่อไปทำธุรกิจส่วนตัวรอง โฆษก ตร. กล่าวต่ออีกว่า ผู้ก่อเหตุรายดังกล่าวนั้นเป็นอดีตข้าราชการตำรวจ ในส่วนของความเสียหายที่เกิดขึ้นนั้นเป็นการกระทำส่วนตัวของผู้ก่อเหตุไม่ได้เกี่ยวข้องกับสำนักงานตำรวจแห่งชาติแต่อย่างใด ในส่วนของการดำเนินคดีก็คงต้องให้พนักงานสอบสวนว่าไปตามพยานหลักฐานและความผิดตามกฎหมาย ที่เกี่ยวข้องโดยขณะนี้หน่วยงานที่ได้รับความเสียหายได้มาร้องทุกข์กับพนักงานสอบสวน สน.ดอนเมือง พื้นที่เกิดเหตุ เพื่อดำเนินคดีตามขั้นตอนของกฎหมายแล้วสำหรับกรณีนี้ เป็นเรื่องส่วนตัว ไม่อยากให้เหมารวมทั้งหมดและอยากให้เป็นอุทาหรณ์ในการใช้อารมณ์เหนือเหตุผล แสดงกิริยาที่ไม่เหมาะสม ไม่ควรเอาเป็นเยี่ยงอย่าง เพราะต้องปฏิบัติตามกฎ ระเบียบ ของท่าอากาศยาน หรือ ความปลอดภัยของการบิน ประกอบกับ การทำลายสิ่งของ อุปกรณ์ของผู้อื่นทำให้เกิดความเสียหายนั้นก็ถือเป็นความผิดตามกฎหมายบ้านเมืองอีกส่วนหนึ่งด้วย

Posted by สถานีโทรทัศน์สำนักงานตำรวจแห่งชาติ on Saturday, August 8, 2020

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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    He will be protected.
    He was a member of the police force. They do not even reveal his name.
    Would that apply to a felang doing the same thing?

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At-risk members of Thailand’s Social Security scheme can get free Covid-19 tests in Bangkok starting tomorrow. The Ministry of Labour will provide the tests, covering members under Sections 33, 39, and 40 of the Social Security Act. The programme will be held at the Bangkok Youth Centre (Thai-Japan) in Bangkok’s Din Daeng district.
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Already, an army field hospital has been set up at the Thanarat military camp, in conjunction with the Fort Thanarat Hospital, to accommodate 69 Covid-19 patients from the Hua Hin Hospital and Rajamangala University of Technology’s field hospital in Prachuap Khiri Khan province.

The Army Welfare Department and Phramongkutklao Hospital have also set up a field hospital in Bangkok’s Dusit district to help treat 86 additional Covid patients. And, in Songkhla province, the Rattanapol military camp is preparing to set up a 100 bed field hospital. Soldiers in PPE suits were also instructed to disinfect the Hat Yai International Airport.

Today, the CCSA announced 1,582 new Covid infections across Thailand in the past 24 hours. The small increase on yesterdays total will provide the CCSA with the information they need for this afternoon’s scheduled meeting, chaired by the Thai PM. It is expected that they will announce new restrictions but are unlikely to go for total lockdowns of provinces or ‘at risk’ districts. The Thaiger will bring this information to you ASAP after it is announced.

Here is the list of the current 18 red zone provinces which could have their restrictions raised at this afternoon’s meeting of the CCSA. Read more HERE.

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Thailand’s army is getting ready to deal with the influx of Covid-19 infections as its deputy spokeswoman says 2 more field hospitals are now in place. The hospitals are in Bangkok and Prachuap Khiri Khan to help ease the burden of hospitals in 2 of the hardest hit areas.

Already, an army field hospital has been set up at the Thanarat military camp, in conjunction with the Fort Thanarat Hospital, to accommodate 69 Covid patients from the Hua Hin Hospital and Rajamangala University of Technology’s field hospital in Prachuap Khiri Khan province.

The Army Welfare Department and Phramongkutklao Hospital have also set up a field hospital in Bangkok’s Dusit district to help treat 86 additional Covid patients. And, in Songkhla province, the Rattanapol military camp is preparing to set up a 100 bed field hospital. Soldiers in PPE suits were also instructed to disinfect the Hat Yai International Airport.

The move to help accommodate hospitals was due to the army chief’s concerns over the recent 3rd wave, which has seen daily infections increase to the thousands. The chief instructed each army unit to provide extra beds and facilities to patients in each hospital after teaming with public health agencies.

Today, the CCSA announced 1,582 new Covid infections across Thailand in the past 24 hours. The small increase on yesterdays total will provide the CCSA with the information they need for this afternoon’s scheduled meeting, chaired by the Thai PM. It is expected that they will announce new restrictions but are unlikely to go for total lockdowns of provinces or ‘at risk’ districts. The Thaiger will bring this information to you ASAP after it is announced.

Here is the list of the current 18 red zone provinces which could have their restrictions raised at this afternoon’s meeting of the CCSA. Read more HERE.

Since April 1 there has been a steady growth of new infections, described as the third wave in Thai media – much higher than the number of daily infections in the first and second waves.

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FILE PHOTO: Millions traveled for Songkran, but not nearly as many as usual, like this 2013 Songkran photo.

Covid-19 and its third wave be damned, close to 8 million vehicles travelled in and out of Bangkok so far during this year’s Songkran festival holiday period. Thailand’s Ministry of Transport released figures yesterday on the yearly holiday and revealed that more than 7.87 million cars, trucks, buses and motorbikes hit the roads and travelled into and out of Bangkok during the festival period, despite almost all official celebrations, events and gatherings being cancelled nationwide again this year.

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The nearly 8 million vehicles on the roads to Bangkok during Songkran represent a nearly 35% increase over last years Coronavirus-muted figures. And when social distancing is of utmost importance, the 4 and a half million people travelling by public transport is a startling 74% increase over the nearly completely locked-down figures of 2020’s Songkran holiday period.

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SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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