The game of chess continues:
THALANG: Royal Thai Police Commissioner Gen Sereepisut Taemeeyavej had a busy day in Phuket [on Thursday], attending two important dedication ceremonies.
However, it turned out to be his last day as national police chief as Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej today announced his abrupt transfer to a temporary post in the Prime Minister’s Office.
As of [yesterday], Gen Sereepisut has been transferred to the Prime Minister’s Office, pending further instruction.
He has been replaced by his former deputy, Pol Gen Patcharawat Wongsuwan.
Speculation in the media about Gen Sereepisut’s abrupt transfer focuses on the fact that it comes a day after the return of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who is reportedly pushing for the promotion of his brother-in-law Lt Gen Preowpan Damapong. (Gazette)
Meanwhile, Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) President Anchalee Vanich Tephabutra has abruptly resigned, as reported by Siang Tai today. k. Anchalee is, of course, a Democrat and the wife of Tossaporn Thepabutr, who in the election on December 23 was chosen to represent Phuket in parliament.