Some Bangkok Police Violate COVID-19 Rules

In Thai social media, a picture and story featuring complaints about the inequality between who follows rules and who does not have gone viral. Two police officers were spotted dining at a local restaurant in Bangkok despite ongoing restrictions against dine-in service imposed by Covid-19.
In accordance with current Covid-19 rules, these officers were spotted in a larb restaurant while other patrons waited on the street for their takeaway orders.
A picture and story have gone viral on Thai social media, where people complain about the inequality in who has to follow rules and who doesn’t. Two police officers were spotted dining at a local restaurant in Bangkok despite ongoing restrictions against dine-in service imposed by Covid-19.
According to Covid-19 rules, these officers were spotted in a larb restaurant while other patrons waited on the street for their takeaway orders.
He apologized for the incident and confirmed that the officers belonged to Rom Klao’s force. The two were on duty when they took the photos, and while on their beat, they passed by the shop where the owner invited them in.
Since the shop owner knew the police officers and they were friendly, he offered them a free meal and invited them to dine with him. The police chief claims they refused the illegal request, but the shop owner persisted until they relented.
Additionally, the officers explained that they were hungry since the incident occurred during lunchtime. An officer also needed food in his stomach in order to take prescription medication for an unidentified underlying health condition.
The Rom Klao police chief admitted that the officers’ decision to dine at the larb restaurant in direct violation of the law was inappropriate. He said he spoke with the restaurant owner about the incident and the police officers involved admitted to their actions, but did not intend to break the law.
According to reports, neither the police officers who dined illegally nor the restaurant owner who served them has been punished.

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