117 isolated incidents occurred during advanced votingDecember 19th, 2007 - 9:17 am ICT by admin
Bangkok, December 19, 2007 (PRD), Deputy Commander of the National Police, Police General Wichian Photposri (เอก วิเชียร พจน์โพธิ์ศรี) acting as the Director of Election Security and Organization Center revealed that on the whole, the recent advanced voting that took place throughout the nation was satisfactory.
Police Commander Police General Seripisut Temiyavej (เสรีพิศุทธ์ เตมียาเวส) has ordered all police to follow up on any complaints or reports of transgressions to do with the election. Incidents involve ballot destruction, unauthorized campaigning and vote-buying. Police have been given the authority to prosecute both civilian transgressors as well as Election Commission workers. The National Police though have concluded that only 117 reports were filed of wrong doing during the nationwide election.
Police General Wichian has commented that after advanced voting, police have decided to beef up personnel for the general election as voter turn out rates have been high.
Source : National News Bureau Public Relations Department