Gen Pongsapat made known that he plans to set up crime watch centers across the capital. He stated that studies show over 160,000 crime cases took place in 2012, with the majority of them found in connection with drug cases.
A Bangkok Crime Map is set to be drafted in a bid to tackle crimes in crime-prone areas. Information on the map will be supplied by crime statistics compiled over the past ten years.
The Pheu Thai contender also vowed to eradicate drug problems in Bangkok communities. He pledged to launch anti-drug campaigns in all schools under the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s supervision.
Recently, Bangkok Poll indicated that Pol Gen Pongsapat was holding a close lead in the election, garnering support from 36.3 percent of respondents, while Democrat candidate MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra followed closely behind with support from 27.1 percent of those surveyed.