Police in Krabi on Wednesday removed their video clip "The Truth from Krabi" from YouTube after it was widely criticised by both Thai and foreign netizens.
Last week, the Krabi police uploaded the four-and-a-half minute clip, with no English subtitles, to explain the legal process in connection with the sexual assault of a Dutch tourist by a Thai tour guide and to counter the claim by the 19-year-old victim's father that authorities allowed "easy" bail for the suspect.
However, the move appeared to have backfired because the clip received mostly negative comments, particularly about the police handling of the case. They were also criticised for not putting English subtitles into their clip.
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