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Udon Thani: Bankrupt Police Officers sacked
« on: August 07, 2015, 11:37:22 AM »
Five bankrupt cops sacked, more likely says top brass

Five police officers in Udon Thani who were declared bankrupt by the court were dismissed from the civil service. More than 100 police officers from various provinces including, Maha Sarakham, might face a similar fate due to overwhelming debts, said Provincial Police Region 4 commissioner Police Lieutenant General Boonlert Jaipradit.
Boonlert yesterday presided over a meeting of related officers and bank representatives about the issue of indebted police officers.

The region's 13,000 police officers owed a total of Bt9 billion to the Government Saving Bank. More than 2,500 officers who owe Bt2 billion have fallen behind with their repayments, he said.

Thanks to a regional project to help the officers negotiate their debts with the bank, 1,100 such officers who owed Bt900 million settled their affairs, while 1,200 officers who owed Bt1 billion were in the process of negotiating, he said.

However, 600 officers were sued for bankruptcy.

"Yesterday, we saw five Udon Thani police officers dismissed from work because their bankruptcy cases were finalised. About 100 more might be next," he added.

The Nation

Of course cops should be good examples, but running bankrupt can happen to just anyone. Looks like Thailand doesn't have an appropriate procedure, dealing with private insolvencies. Sacking them is counter-productive. Confiscating part of their salaries to pay the creditors would be better, giving them a chance to get hold of their lives and pay back the creditors.