A House committee has threatened to force Department of Special Investigation chief Tarit Pengdith to testify, after the DSI chief failed for a second time Wednesday to appear at a hearing on the "men in black" of the 2010 political violence.
The panel agreed to summon Mr Tarit again on March 13. If he fails to show for a third time, the committee could take legal action to try to force him to testify.
“Mr Tarit’s reason [for not appearing] is not convincing," said Watchara Petchtong, deputy chairman of the House committee on politics, communication and public participation. "He claimed he was occupied with a meeting with delegates from the New Zealand Police.”
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