Police attacked while investigating voter fraud, former MP involved

Four to five males attacked a police officer when the officer was investigating voter fraud in a community in the central province of Ratchaburi. The former Member of Parliament (MP) to Ratchaburi from Palang Pracharath Party, Pareena “Ae” Kraikupt, defended the attackers.
The officer, identified as Jaruphat Khakaew, suffered neck and knee injuries and had his gun stolen through the incident. The attack occurred after the Provincial Special Operation Sub-Division (PSO) received a grievance from locals that a group of people in Pho Tha Rarm district were planning election fraud.
Four cops had been dispatched to investigate the grievance once they encountered a bunch of locals gathering suspiciously in a house. Upon identifying themselves, the group scattered, and the officers gave chase, ensuing within the assault on Officer Khakaew.
The owner of the house filed a criticism against the four police officers for breaking into his home, while officer Khakaew additionally filed a grievance against his attackers. Former Member of Parliament (MP) Pareena “Ae” Kraikupt defended the attackers, claiming that the cops had damaged into their house at evening.
Pareena was on the scene and claimed she was attending a birthday party on the house. Officers from Khao Din Police Station are investigating the incident and will question both locals and law enforcement officials current at the scene. Videos taken by locals are anticipated to be essential proof within the case.
The incident is solely one of a quantity of concerning points reported in the course of the election season. Another issue concerned an image circulated on Thai social media exhibiting a workers member gathering ID playing cards from people. The image led many to believe that a political party was paying locals to vote for them and seizing ID playing cards to forestall them from voting for other parties.
However, Uncharted of Thailand (ECT) investigated the picture and located no suspicious exercise. The picture was from the Palang Pracharath Party, and every ID card was used for making use of for get together membership.
Sudarat Kateyuraphan, the chief of the Thai Sang Thai Party, also reported that many locals complained to her about vote shopping for, significantly in Isaan provinces. She claimed that some events paid 500 baht every, while others paid 1,000 baht. Sudarat acknowledged that this election had the most vote buying she had ever seen.
During the advance voter interval on May 7, the ECT faced criticism after officers at polling stations offered incorrect particulars on the ballots. The Secretary-General of the ECT, Sawaeng Boonmee, assured the basic public that the issue had been recognized and would be resolved. He promised that every ballot could be rechecked and counted transparently and that the issue would not occur again on election day, May 14..

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