Pongsapat to outline vision as governor

Deputy national police chief Pongsapat Pongcharoen, who will run as the Pheu Thai Party's candidate in the upcoming Bangkok governor election, will outline his vision for the city at a meeting of the party’s executive committee on Tuesday.

  • Published: 10/01/2013 at 04:58 PM
  • Newspaper section: breakingnews

Pheu Thai spokesman Prompong Nopparat revealed Pol Gen Pongsapat’s planned schedule in the lead up to the election on Thursday, the Daily News website reported. 

Mr Prompong said the party’s executive committee would call a meeting on Sunday to officially endorse Pol Gen Pongsapat as the candidate for the city’s top job. The officer would have to resign from his three posts as deputy police chief, secretary-general of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) and as a member of the State Enterprise Policy Office’s board before apply for membership of the party the next day.

At Tuesday’s meeting, Pol Gen Pongsapat will address executive committee members including Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on his policies and vision for Bangkok. After the meeting, the party will  hold an official press conference to introduce its candidate and kick off his official election campaign, Mr  Prompong said.

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