The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Friday insisted there was not even a single dummy CCTV camera among the tens of thousands installed in the capital, but admitted many do not work.
The 10,000th closed circuit camera (above) was installed at Victory Monument by City Hall in 2011. Bangkok now has an addition 30,000 CCTVs in place - but are they all operative? (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)
"(Suspended governor) MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra's policy is to install real cameras in all areas. I can guarantee that there are no dummy ones,'' deputy governor Amorn Kitchawengkul said.