Tuesday 1 October 2002
Cruel thugs hit kids: Mr Phromnetr Balthip accuses plain-clothes police officers assigned to Government House of using force against him, his wife Mrs Sompojn (right), 7 year old son Raso and 4 year old daughter Khwankhao (left). They had come all the way from Pattalung because they were too poor to pay for school supplies and extra charges for the education of the children, and thought someone inside Government House could help. Instead, they were dragged inside a van and beaten, he says, and calls on the government to take responsibility for the incident.