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01 March 2013 :: 14:03:21 pm 72453

City Councilman Criticizes Wasteful Security Spending

A city councilman is fuming over expensive security projects that he says are not showing results. At a council meeting, he asked why a newly-purchased fleet of cars is sitting idle, and why volunteer security officers seem unprofessional, despite expensive training programs.
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PATTAYA – February 28, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; At a recent City Council meeting, Pattaya’s chief of security, Mr. Theerasak Jatuphong, was harshly grilled about expensive funding projects in his department. The hostile questioning was led by Mr. Sanit Boonmachai, Deputy Chairman of the Pattaya Council.

The meeting by the Policy Committee was to monitor the results of the expense budget for the year, according to the city’s development strategy. Council Chairman Mr. Thawit Chaisawangwong conducted the meeting, attended by representatives of related organizations.

Mr. Sanit pointedly asked Mr. Theerasak about the usefulness that people will receive from the 10 security projects being funded by the city, which includes developing the quality of the city security system, buying new equipment for the municipal division, and funding training programs for Civil Defense Volunteers.

Mr. Sanit said the city has invested a lot of money to buy equipment for the security officers to take care of people. The city purchased many new cars for the security department, yet many of the cars are not being used. There is also a lot of other new equipment not ready to be used, so it appears the city has wasted its money, he said.

Mr. Sanit also said that the city’s security officers seem to have a lack of knowledge, and appear inefficient and undisciplined, and also dress unsuitably.

Mr. Theerasak listened to the angry questions from Mr. Sanit. He then gave his answer to each question. Regarding the new cars purchased by the city that are sitting idle, the reason is because the batteries in the cars have deteriorated, so the cars cannot be used, Mr. Theerasak said.

His department is in the process of claiming the insurance coverage to take care of the problem. According to the terms of the contract, the city is not allowed to repair the automobiles, and must wait for the responsible company to take care of them. Currently, there are 50 cars waiting to have their batteries changed, he said.

As for the new security officers who Mr. Sanit claims lack discipline and efficiency and dress unsuitably, that is only an image of the past, the security chief said.

Mr. Theerasak said he has programs set up to train all the volunteer officers with the knowledge and skills required to have the efficiency and discipline to perform their duties.

The present cause of the perceived inefficiency is because there are not enough officers to implement the training programs for the new set of volunteer officers he is already recruiting to take care of people thoroughly, he said.

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