A former staffer at Australia’s embassy in Bangkok has been charged after a number of spy cameras have been present in ladies’s loos on the mission, a Canberra official mentioned Saturday.
Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed that Royal Thai Police had arrested a neighborhood former employees 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 mentioned in a press release to AFP.
The prolonged to remark additional on the continued authorized matter.
Khemmarin Hassiri, commander of the overseas affairs division of the Royal Thai Police, mentioned that the Australia embassy filed a criticism towards a person on January 6. Thai police mentioned 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 digicam SD card was discovered on the lavatory ground final yr, in response to a report by ABC Australia.
The incident represented a severe safety breach, an Australian protection and overseas coverage knowledgeable advised 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, mentioned.
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