Premier Refutes MP’s Involvement in Police Appointments


Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has clarified the process of appointing a new police superintendent, highlighting that no Members of Parliament have requested such appointments, nor does he possess any power to interfere in these matters.

In a meeting with members of the Pheu Thai Party, Srettha addressed a common misinterpretation regarding the superintendent’s appointment. He stressed that the topic of the meeting was predominantly about drug-related issues, not police appointments, which fall under the purview of the Royal Thai Police and are based on performance evaluations.

Srettha also referred to his previous remarks about certain officers being either “disappointed or satisfied” with their appointments, explaining that this was related to performance issues and that his role was limited to expressing concerns about drug problems in certain areas.

The Prime Minister affirmed that all MPs are fully aware of their responsibilities and do not need guidance against lobbying for police positions.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.