By Teeranai Charuvastra
HUA HIN — A police commander said today an internal investigation has been launched into whether the footage of a savage assault of three British tourists in Hua Hin during the Thai New Year holiday was leaked from the police force.
Provincial police commander Kasana Jamsawang said Saturday the inquiry is a strictly internal matter, and netizens are still free to share the security camera footage of the April 13 attack, which left the three Britons unconscious on a street crowded with celebrating Songkran.
“This is an internal inquiry, because in the criminal investigation, video of the crime is considered evidence, so we want to know if any of the officers published it [without permission],” Maj.Gen. Kasana said.
Kasana disputed a report from the second largest newspaper in Thailand, Daily News, which quoted him saying police would hunt down those responsible for publishing the video on social media because it damaged the reputation of Thailand and violated the rights of the victims.