Abhisit’s purge continues

2 09 2010

Since the Abhisit Vejjajiva government was shoe-horned into place by the military, palace and particular business interests in December 2008, it has been purging the ranks of the military, bureaucracy and police of any elements it considers pro-Thaksin Shinawatra. The latest moves in the police force are mentioned by The Nation:

Pol Lt-General Santhan Chayanont has been transferred from the prestigious post of Bangkok police chief to inspector-general in the Royal Thai Police (RTP).

In a short-listed annual reshuffle approved yesterday, he was replaced by an officer with ties to key government ally Newin Chidchob.

Pol Lt-General Jakthip Chaijinda, who is reportedly close to Newin, takes over at the Metropolitan Police Bureau. Pol Lt-General Tha-ngai Prassajaksattroo, husband of Democrat MP Siriwan and incumbent commander of the Central Investigation Bureau, will be the new commander of Provincial Police Bureau 2.

When Thaksin was seen to be moving favorites into positions of power and influence, there was an outcry in the media, most especially by The Nation. Where’s that outcry about nepotism now?


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19 10 2010
A purge in the army « Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] purge in the army Some time ago, PPT stated that the Abhisit Vejjajiva government, shoe-horned into place by the military, palace and […]




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