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Police have to recapture trust

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Internet users have come up with a simple suggestion that could have saved top police officers from embarassment. How about setting up a group chat among themselves before talking to the press? Such a collective means of communication would help make sure that they are on the same page when it comes to public communications. 

Hopefully, it would also prevent top security officers, caught during a tense confrontation with protesters, from giving out conflicting information which could further inflame the sensitive situation.

The case in point is an admission by national police chief Adul Saengsingkaew on Wednesday that the men who smashed a health volunteer's car during Dec 26 clashes with protesters at the Thai-Japanese Stadium in Din Daeng were police officers.

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