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House panel to quiz Police Chief over pub running illegally in front of HQ

A PALANG PRACHARATH Party MP who is chairman of a House of Representatives committee today (Nov. 24) called the National Police Chief to come in and give an explanation about several entertainment venues having reopened without permission in Bangkok with one doing so right in front of the police headquarters, Siam Rath newspaper said.

Mr. Sira Jenjaka, head of the Law, Justice and Human Rights Committee, said despite the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) not yet allowing entertainment venues to reopen many have done so including those at Khao San road and many other areas of the metropolis.

After playing a video clip of the pub running in front of the police headquarters, Sira said this prompted him to call National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Suwat Jangyodsuk and district policemen to come in and answer some questions next week.

“Police Commissioner, come and explain how you are going to take responsibility for these incidents, are your subordinates getting benefits necessitating the turning of a blind eye or refraining from action. Next week I invite you to come and explain,” he said.

Sira added that he is aware of the troubles entertainment business operators are facing but the venues that have illegally opened have not implemented Covid control measures. This led to concern about large coronavirus clusters arising in Bangkok which would affect other businesses too.


Top: National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Suwat Jangyodsuk  Photo: NNT

Home Page: Mr. Sira Jenjaka and two other MPs calling the National Police Chief in for questioning. Photo: Siam Rath

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