Junta reverses course: No reform of the Royal Thai Police

Junta puts police reform on ‘too hard’ list – Bangkok Post, May 26, 2015
…Of course, the police have always been the “good boys” – good at following orders without question, like the men in green.
Hence, police reform is no longer a priority issue, or even an issue of interest, for the government and the NCPO. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said tersely last week that police reform would be left to the next government. No explanation was given why the back-pedalling now…

Earlier: Thai police to be totally reorganised and stripped of ability to decide promotions internally
Earlier: Graphic showing the dissolution plan for the Royal Thai Police
Earlier: 55% of Thais want to see the Police Commission and Royal Thai Police dissolved
Earlier: In wake of arrests of police untouchables, police chief vows to clean the organization
Earlier: August 7, 2014: The era of the independent (and politicized) Thai police is over
Much earlier, from 2006: Traffic police could face charges of extortion

Also: How the military coup finally brought law and order to chaotic Phuket

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