Top cop rejects presence of Chinese police in Thailand

Members of the Royal Thai Police in Pichit.

Members of the Royal Thai Police. Photo: ประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา Prayut Chan-o-cha / Facebook.

The national police commissioner has opposed the concept of inviting Chinese police to patrol with their Thai counterparts, ostensibly to increase the safety of Chinese tourists.

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Pol Gen Torsak Sukvimol said the idea could not be implemented because it involves national security, adding “I disagree with the idea as it would infringe upon Thailand’s sovereignty. Thai police are quite capable of taking care of Thai people as well as tourists.”

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By Thai PBS World

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