COP SHOP SCANDAL
Former national police chief Wichean Potephosree insists the Royal Thai Police Office's selection of a contractor to build 396 police stations was above board.
Pol Gen Wichean, now permanent secretary of the Transport Ministry, testified to Department of Special Investigation (DSI) interrogators yesterday.
He said that during his term as the national police chief from Sept 2, 2010, to Oct 14, 2011, he had asked then-deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban to approve the selection of PCC Development and Construction Co as the contractor for the police station construction project.
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