100,000 police to get wage hikes

100,000 police to get wage hikes

Recommendations of last year's junta-appointed committee panel, headed by retired army Gen Boonsrang Niumpradit, include higher pay and better opportunity for advancement. (File photo)
Recommendations of last year's junta-appointed committee panel, headed by retired army Gen Boonsrang Niumpradit, include higher pay and better opportunity for advancement. (File photo)

Work on the much-anticipated reform of the police force has been completed with highlights including a pay rise for more than 100,000 officers and brighter career prospects for inquiry officers, the panel in charge said Wednesday.

The government-appointed panel on police reform headed by Boonsrang Niumpradit announced its findings after it held its last meeting recently.

Manich Sooksomchitra, the panel spokesman, told the Bangkok Post the committee agreed with recommendations by its sub-committee on manpower management that a pay hike be granted to the more than 100,000 police officers nationwide in charge of crime suppression, investigation and traffic.

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