19 Oct '11, 11am

Thai PM Yingluck picks Thaksin's in-law as police chief. / Wow!! That's a surprise #nepotism

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra chose a relative of her fugitive ex-premier brother Thaksin as the country's new police chief on Wednesday, a senior force member said. Chairing a meeting of the National Police Commission in Bangkok, Ms Yingluck proposed Police General Priewpan Damapong, elder brother of Thaksin's ex-wife Pojaman, as head of the police force. 'The meeting unanimously agreed on Gen Priewpan, who is currently the most senior deputy, as the new police chief,' Police General Aek Aungsananont told AFP. As head of the commission, Ms Yingluck has control over nominations for the post, and Gen Priewpan was the only candidate named.

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