Soon-to-retire police chief could be eyeing Bangkok governor’s post

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National Police chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda, who will retire on September 30, may run for Bangkok governor next year.

After a meeting at Show DC shopping complex in Huay Khwang district yesterday (September 2), attended by the Bangkok police administration committee, the committee organised a congratulatory party for Chakthip.

The MC at the party announced on stage that he had talked to Chakthip and received confirmation that the police chief would run in the election for Bangkok governor.

“Over the years of service, the police chief has gained several accomplishments in serving the public, including tackling flood problems and helping victims of natural disasters,” the MC said.

Chakthip had previously dismissed rumours that he would take part in the election for governor, citing that he had no interest in politics.

He will be succeeded by deputy commissioner-general of the Royal Thai Police Pol General Suwat Jangyodsuk.