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The Customs Department on Wednesday transferred back to headquarters a senior official based at Suvarnabhumi Airport who allegedly assaulted an airport security officer while refusing to be patted down.

Director General Somchai Poonsawat said the C-7 official, who was identified only as Sombat, will face an investigation into the incident, which occurred on January at in the airport. The investigation will take about 30 days.

Footage from a surveillance camera of the alleged assault, which has appeared on YouTube, shows the official walking through a security check. However, he refuses to be patted down after a security alarm beeps.

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In the footage, the official is showing whacking the officer's ears with both hands. The official then points to his badge and the junior officer bows apologetically.

The video was posted on YouTube on Monday and by Tuesday it had attracted many thousands of angry comments.

Somchai said the official in trouble was a chief of passenger services at the airport responsible for crackdowns on contraband and narcotics.
After the incident, the junior officer saw a doctor, who diagnosed injuries to the eardrum. He also filed a complaint with the police.
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Official faces action
Police yesterday issued a summons for a C7 customs official after video clip showing him assaulting an airport security officer and refusing to be patted down started doing the rounds in cyber space.

Suvarnabhumi Airport superintendent Colonel Nattanan Nanasombat said Sombat Chatchaiwaiyawit, 55, had seven days to respond to the summons.

"If he does not report to police, we will issue an arrest warrant for him," Nattanan said.

Meanwhile, after viewing the clip, Customs Department's director-general Somchai Poonsawat has ordered that Sombat be transferred out of Suvarnabhumi Airport. Sombat led a customs unit responsible for crackdowns on contraband and narcotics.

Somchai also ordered an investigation into the incident and expects results in 30 days.

"If found guilty, he will face action in line with the Office of Civil Service Commission's rules," he said.

The clip showed Sombat walking through a security checkpoint on January 8, but refusing to be patted down after a security alarm beeped. Sombat was then seen whacking security officer Sirichai Maichum, 33, in the ear with both his hands. The senior official then pointed to his badge and the junior officer was seen bowing apologetically.

The video was posted on YouTube on Monday and by Tuesday it had attracted thousands of angry comments.

"His action has caused serious damage to the reputation of the Customs Department," Somchai said yesterday.

Meanwhile, Sirichai went to see a doctor after the assault and found that his eardrum was injured. He then lodged a police complaint against Sombat.

Sirichai works for Asia Security Management, which provides security services at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

"He [Sirichai] has always carried out his duties well and from the clip we have seen that he did nothing wrong," the security firm's human-resources manager Passakorn Aksornsuwan. He added that the company had covered Sirichai's medical expenses and given him days off until he recovers.

"He will be assigned the same job once he recovers fully," Passakorn said.
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Re: Senior official transferred following assault Suvarnabhumi UPDATE
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 12:27:05 PM »
C7 Civil Servant Slapped With Disciplinary Violation

The high-ranking civil servant, who made headlines several months ago when a VDO clip of him slapping an airport security official went viral, has been slapped with a disciplinary violation charge. He has been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition that impairs emotional control.


Credit: DailyNews.co.th

The C7 official under the Customs Department, Sombat Chatchaiwaiyawit, was faced with widespread social disapproval when the VDO clip of him went viral on the internet. On the VDO, Sombat was seen slapping an airport security official with both hands when he was passing through an airport checkpoint and refused to be searched.

The airport security official, Sirichai Maichum, 32-year old employee of Asia Security Management, has filed charges against Sombat.

Sombat has been charged with a minor disciplinary violation. He's been diagnosed with a pysychiatric disorder that prevents him from controlling his emotions; including angry outbursts. He's been asked to take 2 months off work to seek appropriate treatment.
http://www.tannetwork.tv/tan/ViewData.aspx?DataID=1053371
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