Khamronwit will face ethics inquiry

The inspector-general of the Royal Thai Police Office has been assigned to set up a fact-finding panel to look into Pol Lt Gen Khamronwit Thoopkrachang's alleged breach of ethics in going to Hong Kong to meet fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, police chief Adul Saengsingkaew said on Tuesday.

  • Published: 16/07/2013 at 03:30 PM
  • Newspaper section: news

Pol Gen Adul said he had received a letter from the Ombudsman asking him to investigate whether the Metropolitan Police Bureau chief had breached police ethics.

The Ombudsman looked into this matter after receiving a complaint from the Green Politics Group, and subsequently asked the police chief to take action.

Pol Gen Adul stopped short of saying whether this would affect Pol Lt Gen Khamronwit's position as metropolitan police chief, saying that he would have to first see the ethics panel's investigation result.

Pol Lt Gen Khamronwit flew to Hong Kong last year after being promoted to the job and asked Thaksin to pin on his insignia, saying he owed his promotion to his mentor. He has a photograph of their meeting in his office, with an inscription written in his own hand thanking Thaksin for "what I have today".

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