Panitan Wattanayagorn, former deputy secretary-general of political affairs for ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva, on Thursday deferred his appointment with the Department of Special Investigation for his role in the April-May 2010 bloody crackdown until Sept 24.
The associate professor of Chulalongkorn University's faculty of political science said he had submitted a letter asking to postpone a meeting with Pol Col Prawet Moolpramuk, deputy chief of the DSI, because the faculty was holding examinations for its students.
Mr Panitan said the DSI wanted to ask him about detailed information on how he performed his duties when he served as Mr Abhisit’s deputy secretary-general and deputy spokesman of the Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES), which oversaw military operations against the red-shirt protesters. The agency also wanted to know where he obtained information used during the CRES’s operations.
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