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DSI revamp high on agenda

Posted by pakin On May - 26 - 2014

Future chiefs of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) will likely be appointed by a screening committee to prevent political meddling.

Kittipong Kittiyarak, justice permanent secretary and acting minister, said after a meeting with high-ranking officials that the ministry would propose three urgent agendas to the National Council of Peace and Order (NCPO).

First is to allow underprivileged people more access to justice process, push community justice and set up a justice fund.

Second, the DSI will need to be remodelled, probably after the Royal Thai Police of which chief is selected by a committee instead of by a minister to minimise political interference.

Third, justice process needs to be seriously reformed.

Mr Kittipong, also leader of the Reform Now network, was rumoured to be on the “neutral” prime ministers list.

However, he said he had never been approached for the position.

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