Pheu Thai campaign posters defaced

A northern academic has been arrested for allegedly defacing campaign posters for the Pheu Thai Party’s candidate for Bangkok governor, Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen.

A police patrol on Wednesday arrested Haruethai Saithing, 45 in front of Lad Phrao Soi 45, with about 50 stickers with messages attacking the Pheu Thai Party and fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Mr Haruethai, a native of Chiang Mai, was found "snooping around" the campaign posters, according to the police patrol.

He told police that he was working alone and no one had hired him to put the stickers on the Pheu Thai Party’s campaign posters.

He said he did not belong to any political party, but he hated the ruling party and wanted to send message to the people, according to police.

Pheu Thai spokesman Prompong Noparit said the party with would discuss the matter with Pol Gen Pongsapat before filing any complaint against the suspect.

He also said he believed Mr Haruethai was hired by “someone” and asked the police to speed up the investigation to find out who else were involved.

Pol Gen Pongsapat told reporters he personally did not feel any ill will toward Mr Haruethai. The party would decide whether to file a complaint against him. photos

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