Anna Songserm, a TikToker from Thailand, recently shared on social media an unnerving experience she had while visiting the Parliament building in Bangkok.
After a frantic search for a parking spot, Anna was directed to park her car in a lot that was closed off by a traffic barrier. Upon her return, she found that her car’s tyres had been clamped, and she was told that the lot was reserved for Members of Parliament (MPs).
A police officer said…
“How dare you park in the MP’s parking lot? Did you know that the MP was angry and complained to me?”
Anna was stunned to hear this news, as there were no signs or indications that the lot was off-limits to the public.
She asked the police officer…..
“Who is the MP that he mentioned? Can I speak with him?”
The police officers informed her that a Bhumjaithai Party MP named Tai was angry with her for parking in the lot and then asked for her ID card and personal information.
Anna was unable to get any further information about the incident and was eventually released without facing any charges or fines.
The incident sparked widespread discussions on social media, with many people sharing their own experiences and opinions on the matter.
Many felt that MPs should not abuse their power and privilege to intimidate and scare residents.
Channel 7 eventually reported that the MP in question was Chayut Phummakanchana from the Bhumjaithai Party, who stated in an interview that he did not know about the incident and had no involvement in the matter.
This story highlights the importance of clear signage and the need for transparency in the use of parking lots reserved for MPs. It also raises questions about the abuse of power by elected officials and the need for accountability.
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