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09 April 2009 :: 07:04:19 am 27795

Pattaya Police Chief Removed from Pattaya for 30 Days

Yesterday (8th April 2009) the chief of Pattaya police Pol. Col. Sarayut Sa-ngounpokai was removed from his position following the debacle in Pattaya when the prime minister's car was attacked by red shirted protesters. The prime minister's driver was injured in the attack.
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Pol. Col. Sarayut has been transferred to an inactive post at the head office of the Provincial Police Region 2 for 30 days where he will have to undergo a disciplinary probe and defend the failure of his officers to protect the prime minister and give a full account of the episode. For the time being he will be replaced by the deputy police chief for Chon Buri province Pol. Col. Teerapol Jindaloung.

Meanwhile in the afternoon, the Director-General of the National Police Bureau, Pol.Gen. Patcharawat Wongsuwan, revealed that more than 9000 police officers would be made available to provide protection for the 14th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit at the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel on 9-12 April.

Announcing the decision at the indoor sport center in Soi Chaiyapruk 2, Jomtien, he stated that 3581 police officers would be drawn from the Provincial Police Region 2, 2163 from other police departments and 2169 others from outside of the Royal Thai Police.

A total of 9713 officers would be on hand to police this important event.
 

 

The upbeat Director-General said this event will be very important for Thailand and it will be a great opportunity for Thailand to honour its guests and demonstrate its hospitality.

 

    
Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Politics News

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