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Leopard probe flak hits Srivara

BANGKOK: Deputy national police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul yesterday (Mar 7) threatened to file a lawsuit against groups campaigning on social media against him over his role in the police investigation into the wildlife poaching case involving construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta.

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Agency: Bangkok Post

Thursday 8 March 2018, 08:37AM


A series of photos and a video of Gen Srivara Ransibrahmanakul (second right) giving a deep ‘wai’ and chatting amiably with accused black leopard poacher Premchai Karnasuta has brought strong public criticism. Photo: Bangkok Post

A series of photos and a video of Gen Srivara Ransibrahmanakul (second right) giving a deep ‘wai’ and chatting amiably with accused black leopard poacher Premchai Karnasuta has brought strong public criticism. Photo: Bangkok Post

Premchai, president of Italian-Thai Development Plc, was arrested, along with three other people, at a no-camping zone in the Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary in Kanchanaburi for poaching on Feb 4.

Gen Srivara complained that several groups had tried to discredit him on social media regarding the probe.

If there is sufficient evidence to prove the groups were colluding against him to destroy his reputation, he will pursue a lawsuit against them, he said.

Netizens have launched a campaign criticising the deputy national police chief using the hashtag #NoSrivara.

Gen Srivara said the police investigation will be complete today (Mar 8). Police would decide whether to press additional charges including bribery against the suspects.

After a month since the illegal hunting of animals in the wildlife sanctuary, the public and NGOs have been pressuring the police investigation team for results.

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They fear the evidence collected might be weak and eventually not be able to bring the suspected culprits, including Premchai, to court.

They have vowed to closely monitor the case and launched various campaigns to raise public awareness about the case, including wearing black leopard masks and spraying graffiti.

In the campaigns, the black Indochinese leopard found dead in the camp site where Premchai and other suspects were arrested on Feb 4, has become a symbol of the desire for the tycoon to be prosecuted.

Also yesterday, Pinsak Suraswadi, deputy chief of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, said forensic and DNA tests indicated some of the DNA found in meat in a soup cooked by Premchai's group in the national park before they were arrested belonged to the Indochinese leopard, while other meats present were silver pheasant and boar.

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DeKaaskopp | 08 March 2018 - 15:20:39

Are not most people walking or sitting with their phones in their hands nowadays?

Kurt | 08 March 2018 - 13:37:56

Ever seen a high ranking RTP officer walking without a iPhone in his hand? 
They all picture colleagues around them all the time.
They not trust each other.
If this 'wai deep General for a criminal'  is so concerned about reaction of several groups in media who made him loose face, he should find out who of his colleagues put the photos on social media.
People have the right to comment...

Fascinated | 08 March 2018 - 13:28:33

I don't think any group has destroyed his reputation- he managed that fine by himself kissing up to the main suspect in the case.

If people worried more about performance than image the RTP would be in a far better place.

CaptainJack | 08 March 2018 - 11:56:18

If this senior public servant did his job then he wouldn't need to worry about members of the public he supposedly serves protesting against him, never mind suing them!

Insufficient evidence? Caught red-handed in a protected reserve with dead animals is insufficient? Do your job Gen Srivara.

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