RTA condemned after ordering bedridden affected person to report for conscription

Thai netizens criticised the Royal Thai Army (RTA) for his or her lack of empathy after a woman needed to take her bedridden disabled son to report for conscription in the northern province of Lamphun.
A former Thai actor, 21 yr previous Thanakit “Off” Wutthirothong, left the movie business after a motorcycle accident rendered him disabled. A drunk girl crashed her car into Off’s bike leaving him with serious mind damage. Since then, he has been bedridden and beneath the care of his mother, 49 12 months previous Duangkamon Wutthirothong.
The story went viral on social media after a video was posted of Off and his mother reporting for conscription. Thai netizens initially criticised Duangkamon for taking her bedridden son to the conscription web site, however she later explained that she was ordered to attend by a army recruiting officer.
On Saturday, April eight, Duangkamon defined that she realized last year that her son needed to report for conscription and tried to contact the RTA to report her son’s situation. She prepared medical paperwork and a disabled identification card, together with photos and movies of her son, to show that he couldn’t serve in the navy.
Despite providing this proof, a military recruiting officer urged her and Off to report themselves to the premises. Duangkamon tried to negotiate with the RTA to keep away from travelling to the premises, because of the risk of an infection to Off, but the RTA insisted on their processes.
Officers claimed that they needed to examine Off’s well being situation in order to point out whether or not his illness would make him exempt from future years.
The story caused an uproar on Thai social media, with many calling for the RTA to be extra accommodating to disabled or ill individuals. Some even requested that the conscription be cancelled altogether and open up positions to those keen to serve within the military.
In response, Royal Thai Army Region 3 spokesperson Roongkhun Mahapanyawong, issued an apology to Off and his mother during a press conference yesterday. Roongkhum clarified that Profit was the rule of the RTP, however the military understood the difficulties it brought on for Off and Duangkamon.
Roongkhun apologised for the inconvenience and acknowledged that the RTA already raised the difficulty with the relevant authorities on this issue..

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