At 10:00 AM, on October 17th, 2023, Mr. Anantchai Chaiyadej, a lawyer, filed a complaint report to the Thai National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) in the case of the appointment of the Thai Police Commissioner General on September 27th, 2023.
According to Anantchai, the complaint was due to the Royal Thai Police (RTP) officials holding the selection of the commissioner general of the Royal Thai Police not in accordance with Thai law. Anantchai then filed a complaint to Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin about whether the use of authority was lawful or not and whether the leadership of a newly appointed commissioner general was honorable or not.
On September 27th, 2023, Srettha nominated Pol. Gen. Torsak Sukvimol, who was ranked 4th in seniority and had 10 years of service in investigations and suppression works, as the new commissioner general. Torsak also has only about a year until mandatory retirement.
Anantchai publicly stated that it is not in accordance with constitutional law and is also contrary to the Royal Thai Police Act to nominate a new commissioner general regardless of seniority and profile. “However, Pol. Gen. Roy Ingkhapairot, who was ranked 1st in seniority and displayed dominant works on investigations and suppression for many years of great service, should have been nominated,” said Anantchai.
Anantchai also publicly pledged to further prepare a letter to inquire on the progress of his complaint every 15 days and had directed that the investigation be expedited within 3 months because it is an urgent matter of national interest.
Anantchai also said he was conducting this complaint as a private citizen and not on behalf of anyone else or any other candidate for police commissioner general.