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BKK Police Defend 'Anti-Bribery' Cash Reward
By Khaosod english

BANGKOK - The Metropolitan Police Bureau have defended the handing out of 10,000 baht in cash to traffic police officers who refused to accept bribes from motorists.

Pol.Maj.Gen. Adul Narongsak, deputy commander of the MPB, said today that the reward serves as a "morale-boosting" instrument that encourage police officers to perform their duties in an honest way. The reward is a part of the anti-bribery campaign launched by Bangkok police on 4 October.

He went on to dismiss accusation from the public that the 10,000 cash reward is unnecessary because police officers are already required by laws to turn down bribes.

"Police commanders have to respond appropriately to success or failure of their agencies," said Pol.Maj.Gen. Adul, "In the past, we have also handed out rewards to police officers as a morale-boosting method, such as the Traffic Police Gentleman Award, certificates, and trips to study police operations in foreign countries."

The officer also hopes that the cash payment will help reduce the widespread problem of police officers extorting bribes from motorists, and added that the public can assist the police force by snapping photos or filming police officers who take bribes.

Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.php?newsid=1412933037

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-- Khaosod English 2014-10-10

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The idea is stupid for sure. But for those people who take it as an opportunity to take part in some Thai bashing, please take note they probably copied this idea from our neighbors in the South who implemented this earlier this year also.

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But recently between this and the koh tao debacle it couldn't sink any lower.

It's a crucial moment for the junta - are they going to come out and use these as reason to address the shocking state of the Thai police force or are they going prove that they are just a part of the same old problem. Congratulating the police on the Koh Toa fiasco would currently indicate the latter,

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You give extra reward for doing the job assigned, to boost moral. Thats the carrot part of the practice now who and when do you hit them between the ears with the 2 by 4 to become professional/trustworthy enough that they get satisfaction/moral boost from doing a good job which they are paid to do?

The police get rewards/shares for drug busts, traffic fines, year end bonus, tea monies, littering, pollution, wrong color urine, handling money disputes between private citizens, music liscense fees, and the list goes on and on. This should be strike 3 for major general Adul in his mastering of managment methods and incentatives for the hired help.

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