A former staffer at Australia’s embassy in Bangkok has been charged after a number of spy cameras had been present in ladies’s bogs on the mission, a Canberra official stated Saturday. Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed that Royal Thai Police had arrested a neighborhood former workers member final month.
“The welfare and privacy of all staff remains a priority for the department and we continue to provide appropriate support,” a division stated in an announcement to AFP.
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Khemmarin Hassiri, commander of the international affairs division of the Royal Thai Police, stated that the Australia embassy filed a criticism towards a person on January 6. Thai police stated the investigation was ongoing.
It’s unclear how lengthy the cameras had been within the toilet, with the matter solely coming to mild after a digital camera SD card was discovered on the toilet ground final 12 months, in keeping with a report by ABC Australia. The incident represented a severe safety breach, an Australian protection and international coverage professional informed AFP.
“If security was lax enough to allow devices like cameras to be installed anywhere within a secure area, it suggests it’s not tight enough to keep the embassy secure,” Hugh White, Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies on the Australian National University, stated.