Special Report: Seripisut promises truth and action

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 By  NNT

After registering for the Bangkok Governor race, all of the candidates have come up with different policies. Despite running as an independent candidate, former Police Chief Police General Seripisut Temiyavet is among the front runners for this upcoming gubernatorial election.

Leading the group which calls itself "Bangkok Power", Police General Seripisut has launched a campaign under the slogan “Dare to Speak, Dare to Act, Accountable, and Assessable.” He also vowed to change Bangkokians’ standard of living for the better, if he is elected.

His policies include setting up almshouse, free air-conditioned bus to help solve traffic problems, and reducing crime rates. The former police chief is known for his courage in fighting crimes, undaunted by any influential figures or politicians.

The former police chief, however, admitted it would be a Herculean task to win over candidates from political parties. But since he believed that Thailand's political party system was the root cause of divisiveness, he decided to enter the race as an independent candidate.

He also introduced a team of Deputy Bangkok Governors, which included former People’s Alliance for Democracy leader Prapan Kunmee and Director of the Natural Research Centre at Rangsit University Seree Suprathit.

Police General Seripisut is running aginst two other big-name front runners: Pol. Gen.Pongsapat Pongjaroen from Pheu Thai and M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra from the Democrat party. The gubernatorial election will take place on March 3rd.

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