Urgent city police top brass shuffle

Three high-ranking police officers have been transferred to different posts to complete special tasks by order of the Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) chief Kamronwit Thoopkrachang on Thursday.

Former Metropolitan Police Division 4 commander Naiwat Padermchit has taken the position of deputy chief of the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order’s (CAPO) operations division. 

Pol Maj Gen Adul Rattnapirom, former commander of the MPB’s general staff division, has temporarily replaced Pol Maj Gen Naiwat. 

Meanwhile, former Metropolitan Police Division 9 deputy commander Anucha Uamcharoen has been assigned as acting commander of the MPB’s general staff division. 

Pol Maj Gen Adul and Pol Col Anucha will remain in the posts for 30 days. 

The shuffle was necessary for the officers to complete special and urgent assignments given to each of them, said Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit. 

The transfers are in the area where the residence of caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatera is situated and followed anti-government protesters marching to the house for a second time.

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Discussion 1 : 27/12/2013 at 12:04 PM
if the police force had the same logical way of thinking in the year 2010 Thailand won't be in this situation as we are witnessing now....
Discussion 2 : 27/12/2013 at 08:50 AM
Agree both anti and pro govt protesters needs to stop this practice, especially with pro-govt supporters who always use lethal force at individuals house.
Discussion 3 : 27/12/2013 at 01:13 AM
One example of an "imperfect democratic system" from this article: The Governor of Metro Bangkok is an elected one, he should be able to form his own cabinet to run the City including his own hand-picked Police Chief. Yes sure, there should be another Federal level of Law Enforcement to deal with broader issues on national level. I really want to see all provinces have their own elected executives to run their own communities, not the ones that are sent from Bangkok.
Discussion 4 : 27/12/2013 at 12:53 AM
It's normal occurrence happening almost every single in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. People can go there and express their disapprovals to a course(s) that they concern. As long as they are within the rules of law, they are fine.
Discussion 5 : 26/12/2013 at 09:55 PM
I think that demonstrators going to the personal residence of an acting PM, whether caretaker PM or not, to demonstrate is reprehensible. It is not civilized, and it demeans the office. Take up your issues in Parliament or in the media. Swarming a home residence is very uncool.
Discussion 6 : 26/12/2013 at 09:31 PM
Agreed, the gloves are about to come off. The weeks ahead are about to get messy.
Discussion 7 : 26/12/2013 at 07:05 PM
The heat on protesters demonstrating at the PMs house is about to allegedly get violent by the police, and tear gas will be fired if the pattern of high level officer transfers hold true. Someone high up, and most likely outside the ranks of the police force didn't like how the demonstrations at the PMs house, and in other locations have been handled, non-violently. I can picture an all out move to end the protests by whatever means are necessary. Someone seems to allegedly be getting impatient with not getting amnesty, and is starting to realize it may never happen. Vengeance can be deadly in Thailand.

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