BANGKOK, 22 March 2012 – Following media reports of a BTS security guard attacking a foreigner, a BTS executive is affirming its full cooperation with police investigating the incident.
Managing Director of Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc, Dr. Anat Arbhabhirama said the company is ensuring fairness for both parties while conducting an internal investigation into the guard’s behavior. If the guard is found to be guilty of the assault, he will face disciplinary action.
A video clip posted on Youtube showed a security guard attempting to stop a foreign passenger who was holding helium balloons from boarding the skytrain. An argument ensued and the foreigner was seen hit in the head by the said guard.
The man later pressed a criminal charge against the guard with local police.
Dr Anat said that for safety reasons, bringing balloons onto the BTS train is not allowed and is against the company’s policy.
He added that since both parties have formally lodged complaints, the company is giving the police full cooperation in its investigation.
He insisted that passenger safety is the company’s top priority.
(NNT : Narumon Ngamsaithong)