Department of Special Investigation officers say the problem of pae chae _ or tea money _ will remain unresolved unless the school admission system is changed.
The practice of under-the-table payments to educators in return for school places was highlighted at the beginning of the school year when 50 hunger-striking students denied places at Bodindecha School accused officials of allocating places only after payments of tea money were made. School officials deny the claim.
While the problem at the school has since been resolved, the commander of the DSI's National Security Bureau, Pol Lt Col Phong-in Intrakhao, said no one could deny the tea money problem exists.
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