High ranking police and army officials meet

September 2nd, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

High ranking police officials from the Royal Thai Police are meeting at the Metropolitan Police Bureau in order to discuss the current political situation, following the Prime Minister’s implementation of the Emergency Decree within the Bangkok Metropolitan area earlier this morning.

The Commissioner General of the Royal Thai Police, Pol. Gen. Patcharawat Wongsuwan (พัชรวาท วงษ์สุวรรณ), traveled to meet with the Army Commander in Chief and high ranking police officials led by Deputy Royal Thai Police Commissioner General Pol. Gen. Wirote Phahonwet (วิโรจน์ พหลเวชช์). Investigative officers from the Nang-Loeng (นางเลิ้ง) Metropolitan Police precinct were present at the meeting to report on their progress in investigating last night’s clash between the People’s Alliance for Democracy and the Democratic Alliance Against Dictatorship. The incident caused several fatalities and injuries, and police are expediting investigations to gather evidence and witnesses.

The Public Relations Department of the Metropolitan Police Bureau have limited media coverage of the meeting, and asked reporters to await a formal press conference by high ranking police and army officials.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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