Police remove 'Truth from Krabi' clip

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.

Before the clip was removed it had about 50,000 views, with 24 likes and 355 dislikes, according to a Twitter user.

The video clip below entitled “Evil Man from Krabi" was posted on the internet by the victim's father in October.

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