Former police chief seeks legal action against FB user

Former national police chief Pol Gen Somyos Poompanmoung yesterday filed a complaint with the national police chief against a Facebook page that accused him of a joint investment in a border casino with a politician.

He filed his complaint with Pol Gen Chaktip Chaujinda who later designated the Royal Thai Police's Technology Crime Suppression division to take action.

According to Somyos, now president of the Thai Football Assiciation, the web page used acronyms of the former police chief's first name as S and family name as P which he said all what it said matched his name.

The page suggested he invested in the border casino near Buriram province, and it also referred to a noble figure in the opening of the casino, he said.

But he flatly denied all what the page claimed saying he had no role in it and had never run any business in Cambodia.

Pol Gen Somyos said what concerned him most was its allegation that he had referred to a noble figure in opening the casino.

He admitted that although he is a strong advocate to opening a casino but he never was interested in investing in it.

The FB page Somyos complained of is used by anti-corruption activist, Veera Somkwamkid.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)