Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Priewpan appointed new police chief

Bangkok Post

The Royal Thai Police Office board on Wednesday unanimously approved the appointment of Pol Gen Priewpan Damapong as the new national police chief, as proposed by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Pol Gen Priewpan Damapong (Photo by Somchai Poomlard)
Pol Gen Ake Angsananont, a police adviser and secretary to the national police board, said the board's decision was made at a meeting chaired by Ms Yingluck at Don Mueang airport.
Pol Gen Priewpan replaces Pol Gen Wichean Potephosree, who has been appointed secretary-general of the National Security Council.
Pol Gen Priewpan is the brother of Khunying Potjaman na Pombejra, ex-wife of ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

He graduated from Thammasat University's school of law and has a master's degree in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University.

Thaksin became prime minister in 2001 and the following year Pol Gen Priewpan was named assistant police chief. Just 18 months later, he became deputy police chief.

He was promoted to the rank of full general when he assumed the post.

But after the 2006 coup which ousted Thaksin from power, Pol Gen Priewpan was transferred to an inactive post at the Prime Minister's Office.

After the now-dissolved People Power Party won the elections in 2008, he was shifted back to the police force as a deputy police chief.
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