Chalerm won't strip Thaksin's rank
- Published: 11 Oct 2012 at 14.49
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Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will not be stripped of his police lieutenant-colonel's rank, and instead should be made a police general, Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung said on Thursday.
Mr Chalerm, who is in charge of the Royal Thai Police Office (RTPO), said this when asked why he had not sought to strip Thaksin of his police rank, since Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat has appointed a committee to consider divesting opposition leader and former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of his military rank.
Mr Chalerm, who was a police captain in the Crime Suppression Division before entering politics, said he would rather not comment on ACM Sukumpol's move because he did not know much about military affairs.
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