A senior adviser to the Royal Thai Police has defended the lottery system which will be used to randomly select officers for transfer to the far South.
Pol Gen Chatchawal Suksomjit, who oversees police investigations, said the southern region was desperately short of experienced specialist investigators.
He said the Southern Border Provinces Police Operation Centre has 150 vacant positions for specialist investigators at the levels of inspector, deputy superintendent and deputy inspector with at least four years' experience. Only 42 officers had volunteered for the posts.
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