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President of the Nation Multimedia Group denounces social inequality in Buriram

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President of the Nation Multimedia Group denounces social inequality in Buriram

In a Facebook post, Shine Bunnag, chairman of the Nation Multimedia Group (NMG), asked why Buriram’s police officers received a third AstraZeneca shot while 38 million Thais did not even get one.

He posted his comment on Facebook after seeing a photo on social media of 11 police officers in Buriram receiving their third shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

“Recent data from the Royal Thai Police shows that 72 per cent of the more than 20,000 police officers have been fully vaccinated. I also wonder why it is important for Buriram’s police officers to get a third shot when the province is not even a ‘dark red’ zone,” Shine wrote in his post.

“Social inequality and abuse of power are some of the common problems that Prayut Chan-o-cha’s government has never been able to solve, despite its many promises,” he added.

“With 1.5 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine due to be delivered by July 29, I call on the Prime Minister to strictly allocate at least 500,000 doses to frontline medical personnel, as promised.

“Please don’t allow ‘people of different colours’, ‘powerful people’, ‘local political influencers’ or the ‘health ministry’s VIPs’ to take vaccines from people in need,” he said.

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