Cop bribery queries
Re: "DSI suspends five officers suspected in Nauru consul embezzlement case," (BP, Jan 22) and "DSI must clear up image," (Opinion, Jan 20).
Regarding reports on officials from the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and the police bribery scandal involving the residential home of the former consul-general of the Republic of Nauru in Sathon district, where 11 Chinese criminal suspects were hiding, a few questions arise.
Who is the person who provided shelter to the 11 Chinese criminal suspects, including one flagged in Interpol's Red alert? Flagged with a red alert by Interpol, how do our Thai immigration police allow him to enter Thailand s airport? At the same time, how come the Chinese immigration police allowed him to leave China? Under which police station's jurisdiction is the house of the former consul being subjected?
On the recently transferred ex-DSI director Khun Traiyarit Temaihong, who was the boss of those who allegedly bribed DSI officers, is he unaware of the bribery of 9.5 million baht?
If so, that translates to the belief that junior officers can have the luxury and liberty to extort and collect bribes in the millions without the knowledge of their superiors.
Which ministry is the DSI under the jurisdiction of? The responsible minister should bear responsibility or even resign without further delay because their level of management abilities is now in question.
Even the PM should show responsibility -- ie, resign in order to save the country's integrity. Dear Gen Prayut khraap, are you listening?