Pongsapat seeks reinstatement

Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen, who lost the March 3 Bangkok governor election, has applied for reinstatement as a deputy chief of the Royal Thai Police.

Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen, left, and MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

He said he submitted his letter of application to Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew, the police chief, on Thursday morning, after the Election Commission on Wednesday endorsed MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra's re-election as Bangkok governor.

The law requires that he seek reinstatement within 30 days, if he choses to do so, after the EC endorses the election result.

The Police Commission is expected to take up his request for consideration by April 4, Pol Gen Pongsapat said.

Pol Gen Pongsapat ran as the Pheu Thai Party candidate in the city-wide polls. He came in second.

He also held the post of acting secretary-general of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), which he resigned from to run for Bangkok governor.

Pol Gen Pongsapat said the cabinet will decide on the matter.

Under a cabinet resolution, he was to be acting secretary-general of the ONCB for one year.  He served in that position for only three months before resigning to run in the March 3 election.

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