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Navy Chief undergoes punishment over inebriated captain

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

NAVY CHIEF Adm. Somprasong Nilsamai is undergoing a physical, disciplinary punishment for three days to take responsibility for inappropriate behaviour of an inebriated captain, said navy spokesman Rear Adm. Pokkhrong Monthatpalin today (Dec. 28).

Adm. Somprasong is spending three days as of today at a naval training centre in Sattahip where the navy chief is being punished with physical hardships for his failure to keep Capt. Alongkorn Ploddee, head of a real estate department of Sattahip naval base, in discipline.

The navy chief shaved his head and dressed himself in combat fatigue as part of the physical, disciplinary punishment measure.

Sattahip naval base commander Vice Adm. Naruepol Kerdnak who is the immediate superior of the captain is also undergoing similar penalty for seven days, the navy spokesman said.

Capt. Alongkorn allegedly resisted a recent police raid on a Sattahip restaurant which served alcoholic beverages and opened later than legally allowed. The inebriated captain mentioned the names of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and other high-level government officials with whom he claimed to have personal ties in a desperate effort to keep the police away.


Top: Navy Chief Adm. Somprasong Nilsamai, inset left, and Vice Adm. Naruepol Kerdnak, inset right. The Thai headline says, “Navy Chief maintains discipline.” Photo: Matichon

Home Page: Navy Chief Adm. Somprasong Nilsamai. Photo: Sanook.com

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