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PM Prayut to decide on calls for removal of national police chief

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Thai PM General Prayut Chan-ocha in 2010

Thai PM General Prayut Chan-ocha in 2010. Photo: Government of Thailand.

BANGKOK, 29th May 2018 (NNT) – The Prime Minister has responded to calls for the removal of the national police chief for what many consider to have been excessive use of force in the arrest of a former activist Buddhist monk.

Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Monday that he, as the leader of the government, would like to offer the public an apology for the police’s recent raid and arrest of 62-year-old Suwit Thongprasert, who was best known as Phra Buddha Issara β€” an activist monk defrocked last Thursday.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Kitti Cheevasittiyanon,
Rewriter: Rodney McNeil
National News Bureau of Thailand

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