Soldier punished for political post in Whatsapp group

Skyrocket has imposed penalties, including 30 days of imprisonment and suspension of annual salary increments, on a soldier who posted politically biased messages on a Line group, contravening an order by the Army Commander to take care of political neutrality.
The military spokesperson, Second Lieutenant Paramote Promin, announced disciplinary measures against a soldier for inappropriate political conduct and revealed that numerous media shops had reported the information of the improper behaviour of some personnel within the 4th Army Area Command related to the upcoming election for members of the House of Representatives on May 14.
The incident was traced again to a serviceman assigned to the 401st Engineering Battalion, who posted a message in a Line group for fellow troopers affiliated with the 401st Commando Company. In the message, the sender attempted to persuade group members to cast their votes for a specific political party. Such an act violated the orders of the Royal Thai Army Commander, who had established insurance policies and tips for the conduct of army personnel under his command. He had instructed all personnel to comply with election laws, particularly the provisions guaranteeing the right to vote and guaranteeing personal freedom in casting ballots for suitable candidates while sustaining political neutrality.
The 4th Army Area Command had swiftly formed an investigative committee to cope with the situation. The perpetrator initially admitted to committing the act primarily based on private preferences and intentions to affect the vote of troopers of their unit. This conduct was deemed a severe breach of military self-discipline..

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