Police: PM did not donate to slain cop

The metropolitan police spokesman on Sunday denied a claim by the anti-government movement that caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had broken an election law by giving five million baht to family of Pol Sen Sgt Maj Narong Pitisit who was killed during a skirmish between the protesters and riot police at the Thai-Japanese Stadium last week.

Pol Maj Gen Adul Narongsak told a news conference that core leaders of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) had said at the Democracy Monument rally site on Saturday night that Ms Yingluck gave five million baht to Pol Sen Sgt Maj Narong’s relatives while attending his funeral on Thursday, which was not true.

He said a photo of Ms Yingluck handing a ceremonial cheque to the family of the slain officer that is being widely circulated on the internet was doctored as the real photo showed a relative handing over a prayer book as part of the funeral memorabilia. 

“The person who gave five million baht to Pol Sen Sgt Maj Narong’s family at the funeral was national police chief Adul Saengsinkaew. However, Pol Gen Adul only handed a ceremonial cheque because donated money for the family has not been concluded yet,” Pol Maj Gen Adul explained.

He called on the PDRC to stop disseminating false information to serve its political purposes through speeches delivered to supporters and on its Facebook page, adding it could face legal punishment.  

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Discussion 1 : 06/01/2014 at 02:45 AM
Even when it'd be fake, it'd only be nickel and dimes compared to all they've done in the last few months only, and spreading a doctored picture to reveal the truth would be accepted every day by the PT 'government', when they'd have anything positive for them to show, that is!
Discussion 2 : 06/01/2014 at 01:20 AM
Lies become true, well truth is false. This is what they said it is the game of politic. So. if we do not know how to differential it, we will be cheated to be imbecile. There are lot of political analysts in the political circle. Who is liar will be found out to be discredited by all.
Discussion 3 : 06/01/2014 at 12:50 AM
As a USMC sniper could you have made that shot with a 9mm handgun around a building as there was no clear line of sight as you claim. The correct answer is NO. Plus there is no such thing in shooting as wind distance, it's called wind drift. There obviously is a good reason you are a FORMER sniper. Bangon - Yes I do and there are a lot of people who can, if they keep up their shooting, qualify as incredible shots. I used to be issued 150 rounds a week and on top of that I reloaded another 150 to keep up my scores.
Discussion 4 : 05/01/2014 at 10:37 PM
The Shinawatras give away one baht of their money? Are you joking?
Discussion 5 : 05/01/2014 at 10:26 PM
It seems every piece of evidence which Pheu-Thai don't like is claimed to be fake. The audio clip was a classic. There is little doubt that everything up to now was real so why should we think any different about this ?. They really do treat people as if they are stupid.
Discussion 6 : 05/01/2014 at 10:04 PM
As a former USMC sniper?? adjust for wind distance??? What Marine Corps sniper school did you go to? Glad you weren't writing my fitrep.
Discussion 7 : 05/01/2014 at 09:57 PM
What's this? Thai police accepting cash? What an outrageous allegation!
Discussion 8 : 05/01/2014 at 09:39 PM
taxpayers money of course ...
Discussion 9 : 05/01/2014 at 08:33 PM
Wow it took a lot of duct tape to hold all that together.
Discussion 10 : 05/01/2014 at 08:22 PM
So we are all supposed to believe the police chef now as he told one truth concerning miss behaving police men and police men in black. All he is confirming is that nobody can prove the fact. from iPhone application.
Discussion 11 : 05/01/2014 at 07:29 PM
what about those that die almost daily in the south?
Discussion 12 : 05/01/2014 at 06:31 PM
You know how much training it takes, how many rounds in practice, 'married and sleeping' with a gun, this all can't go unnoticed! How many professional shooters could fit the profile? Ten maybe? Not hunderd for sure! Where were they on that day? Etc. But who's wanting to risk his life, and his family's, to uncover the truth and put names on it...? How many witnesses lost their life after the murder on JFK?
Discussion 13 : 05/01/2014 at 05:49 PM
It is vague. What do you mean real PM? Which Pm you point at?
Discussion 14 : 05/01/2014 at 05:46 PM
The fact is a man was dead. Should people in Thailand act like this?
Discussion 15 : 05/01/2014 at 05:34 PM
I agree totally. Capo chief Surapong who also doubles as Foreign Minister excels at this.
Discussion 16 : 05/01/2014 at 05:24 PM
I must say there are a lot of stretched tales being told to garner support and discredit others. Typical politics.
Discussion 17 : 05/01/2014 at 05:16 PM
and will you also donate to the young protestor shot while doing what he thought was the right thing.
Discussion 18 : 05/01/2014 at 05:15 PM
I checked police map of where police were and where both people were shot In my judgement as a former USMC sniper where police say shots came from is wrong the only possible spot with clear line of sight is where police team was at. So it had to be police officer who made the shots because an untrained person couldn't do it. You have to adjust for wind distance.
Discussion 19 : 05/01/2014 at 04:57 PM
May be the police and PTP should stop disseminating false information first many lie have we head over the last few weeks
Discussion 20 : 05/01/2014 at 04:56 PM
No! The real fugitive is on the loose running amok in Bangkok, better said real loser from way back whose brokering of illegal land deals caused the fall of the Chuan 1 government? lol
Discussion 21 : 05/01/2014 at 04:54 PM
Sacrificed by the Man in Dubai, not by the pro-reformers.
Discussion 22 : 05/01/2014 at 04:44 PM
It is for sure that many many people including myself are willing to make donation to the deceased police officer's family. He is sacrificed due to the anti-government protestors' irresponsible behaviour.
Discussion 23 : 05/01/2014 at 04:20 PM
The police seem to keep a lot of cash on hand.
Discussion 24 : 05/01/2014 at 04:19 PM
Their reward for his being the fall-guy.
Discussion 25 : 05/01/2014 at 04:14 PM
the anti-government movement does of course refer to the real pm, the fugitive in dubai.

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