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City police chief voids all press cards

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The metropolitan police chief on Tuesday issued an order canceling all 946 identification cards issued to reporters covering the city police beat, announcing he was getting rid of "fake reporters". 

Pol Lt Gen Khamronwit Thoopkrachang's action came after a man who identified himself as "Piak Bo Cho No" and claiming to be a reporter covering news at the Metropolitan Police Bureau made telephone calls and sent a message to many police officers at city police stations soliciting money to publish a directory of and organise a party for reporters working at MPB headquarters.

The man gave a bank account number which could be used for donations.

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