A junior soldier faces punishment after he sat on the House Speaker’s chair and laid his legs on its armrest.
Army spokesman Sirichan Ngathong said the soldier took a seat on the chair in the new chamber of the parliament. Col Sirichan said a picture was shared on social media on Wednesday.
A source said his commander will take action against him for "conducting himself in a disrespectful manner in a governmental office". Lt Gen Terdsak Damkham, chief of Directorate of Intelligence that he is subordinate to, has reportedly arranged a probe into the incident.
House Speaker Chuan Leekpai said he summoned Sorasak Pienvej, secretary-general of the House of Representatives, to find out which parliamentary official brought the soldier to the parliament.
Mr Chuan said the building has been restricted during the Covid-19 outbreak and no outsider should have gained access to it.