No holiday for Thai police over New Year’s holiday


BANGKOK, Dec 18 —  Bangkok’s Metropolitan Police Bureau has ordered the city police to take no leave during the upcoming New Year celebrations, unless necessary.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Pol Lt Gen Srivara Rangsipramanakul on Thursday extended the order to all divisions of the Metropolitan Police Bureau.

The order is part of the Metropolitan Police Bureau’s policy to heighten crime suppression operations to ensure public safety between December 31 this year and January 4 next year.

Gen Srivara said police at all levels must not take leave during the holiday unless necessary.

Approval of leave during the New Year period would be under the jurisdiction of the heads of each sector, he added.