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Prawit's rose-tinted view of police corruption

Gen Prawit Wongsuwon, deputy prime minister in charge of security affairs, took sick leave for about two weeks in mid-May. But it seems he has been away in the twilight zone for much longer, as he is totally in the dark about how some "lucrative" posts in the police force are traded.
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