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Police needs lessons from Georgia

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The news barely made the papers - investigating officers in Kaeng Krachan district of Phetchaburi had decided to drop charges against a police officer for illegal poaching in a national park, a small story for the back pages that probably would have gone unnoticed had some outraged readers not posted it on social media. 

All of a sudden the news went viral, the public furious at the brazenness displayed by police officers who were seen as attempting to help one of their own.

The investigated officer, Lt Col Thirayuth Ketmangmee, was arrested with eight others deep in the jungles of Kaeng Krachan National Park last November.

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