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Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen will request a return to the police force after his defeat in Sunday's gubernatorial election in Bangkok. 

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It was fun while it lasted, but Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen wants his old job, after his short run as a politician ended in a narrow defeat. APICHART JINAKUL


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Pongsapat seeks police reinstatement

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Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen will request a return to the police force after his defeat in Sunday's gubernatorial election in Bangkok.

The former deputy police chief said he would consult Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on the matter when she returns from her visit to Belgium and Sweden.

He resigned as deputy police chief and secretary-general of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) to run in the Bangkok governor election under the Pheu Thai Party banner.

Pol Gen Pongsapat said he hoped to return to the police force and resume his previous role in solving problems related to traffic congestion, drugs and crime.

Pol Maj-Gen Piya Uthayo, the police spokesman, said a cabinet resolution and the constitution allow Pol Gen Pongsapat to submit a request to return to his previous position within 30 days of the official announcement of the election result.

The cabinet will decide whether to reinstate him as ONCB secretary-general, he said.

Pol Gen Pongsapat is due to retire in 2016.

narrow – limited in numbers; very close แคบ, มิดชิด, ทัดเทียมกัน,พอ ๆ กัน
defeat – a loss  ความพ่ายแพ้
reinstatement – putting someone back in their previous position again การให้กลับมารับตำแหน่งเดิม
gubernatorial – relating to the position of governor  เกี่ยวกับผู้ว่าราชการ (ผู้ว่ากทม.)
deputy – a person whose rank is immediately below that of the leader of an organisation รอง
consult – to ask for information or advice from someone หารือ
resign – to leave a job ลาออกจากตำแหน่ง
narcotics – illegal drugs such as heroin, cocaine or crystal methamphetamine  ยาเสพย์ติด
under the banner – for an organisation that controls or supports a particular activity ภายใต้องค์กร
resume – to begin again after stopping for a period of time  เริ่มอีกครั้ง, กลับมาอีกครั้ง
role – the purpose or influence of someone or something in a particular situation บทบาท
congestion – a situation in which a place is crowded with people or vehicles แน่นขนัดไปด้วยรถหรือคน
cabinet – the group of government ministers who make and approve government policy คณะรัฐมนตรี
resolution – an official decision that is made after a group or organisation have voted มติ
submit – to formally give something to someone so that can make a decision about it ยื่น (เอกสาร) เพื่อการพิจารณา
due to – scheduled to มีกำหนด
retire – to stop working because you have reached the age where you are officially too old to work เกษียณอายุ

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