More royal forces

27 08 2018

Readers will know that the Army maintains units that is meant to protect the king and royal family. The command of those forces was delivered to the king by the military dictatorship.

To be honest, we have lost track of the units that are now commanded in the palace for the palace.

In addition, the whole military apparatus is effectively at work for the king and monarchy as a force for internal security.

Not to be left out, the police has formed a division to “be responsible for ensuring security for His Majesty the King and members of the royal family…”.

The Crime Suppression Division’s commando unit is to upgraded and will “report directly to the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB),” not the king himself, if the proposal is approved by the junta’s cabinet. It is likely to be monikered the royal guard and special operations division and will eventually located in Nonthaburi.

To protect the royal family, the division is proposed to have a commissioner as a police major general, with 10 deputies – police colonels – 20 deputy sub-division chiefs, 42 division inspectors and more than 100 deputy division inspectors. In total it will have about 1,200 personnel, a number of who will be transferred from the Border Patrol Police.

It will be populated by “those with military-like personalities, good discipline and being quick learners.”

We can’t recall how many military and now police will have responsibilities for “protecting” the monarch and the extended royal family. It is a heck of a lot, in line with this royal family being one of the wealthiest and and costliest of the world’s few monarchies.


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3 10 2018
All the king’s servants | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] In a short article at Khaosod, the formation of a special police unit for the “protection of the monarchy” is reported. This isn’t a new story as the unit was mentioned about a month ago. […]

3 10 2018
All the king’s servants | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] In a short article at Khaosod, the formation of a special police unit for the “protection of the monarchy” is reported. This isn’t a new story as the unit was mentioned about a month ago. […]




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