A Democrat Party politician says he will petition the anti-graft agency this week over the national police chief's failure to act on a panel's recommendation that former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra be stripped of his police rank.
Watchara Phetthong, a former Democrat MP, said that he would ask the National Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate General Somyot Poompanmoung for possible negligence of duty. He said it seemed the police chief was dragging his feet.
The police panel had found Thaksin should lose his rank of lieutenant colonel after he was handed a jail term, citing Royal Thai Police regulations.
“Somyot is not taking action over revoking Thaksin’s police rank. But instead he is publicly supporting the legalisation of casinos,” Watchara said.