Thai army punishes 5 soldiers and their commanders for gunfight in Bangkok

The Royal Thai Army (RTA) punished five non-commissioned officers and their commanders after residents residing near the premises in Bangkok complained about a gunfight and loud party at night time.
Locals residing close to an army premise in the Chaeng Watthana district of Bangkok have just lately released a video of soldiers participating in violent behaviour. The caption said…
“The gunfight on February 20. The army officers battle each other on the premises. They were believed to be drunk and had a row with each other. The relevant departments should investigate this case as quickly as possible. Locals have been scared.”
Private , which is approximately two minutes long, exhibits one of the soldiers holding a gun and firing into the sky while shouting at another get together. One of them shouted within the video…
“Where are you?! Get out! Shooting at us for what? I truly have a gun too!”
After the video went viral, netizens heavily criticized the RTA, stating that troopers are expected to guard folks, not scare them. Many people identified that the premise is positioned in a crowded space full of homes and condominiums.
In response to the criticism, the Spokesperson of the RTA, Sirichan Nga-thong, made an official announcement to clarify the issue. Sirichan admitted that the five non-commissioned military officers had a conflict with each other on February 20, as revealed within the viral video.
Sirichan explained that officers from two departments who lived near one another had a disagreement over loud music. She insisted that the officers fired their weapons only to threaten the other get together and did not intend to hurt or kill anyone.
Their actions have been considered to violate RTA’s rule by failing to follow commanders’ orders, behaving inappropriately beneath the affect of intoxicants, and using guns in authorities workplaces.
As punishment, 4 non-commissioned officers from the first get together had been grounded on the premise for 30 to 45 days, and their annual remuneration shall be cancelled. Their commanders may also face detention for 10 to 30 days. One non-commissioned officer from another party was grounded for 30 days and had their annual remuneration cut off.
Sirichan confused that the RTA took swift action to punish the concerned officers and apologised to the residents living near the premise for the disturbance..

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