Chiang Mai Governor Wichian Transferred to Saraburi, Tak Governor Replaces Him

 | Wed 28 May 2014 16:51 ICT

CityNews – The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has transferred an undersecretariat officer and eight governors to different positions around the country, including Chiang Mai Governor Wichian Puttiwinyu. Chiang Mai’s police chiefs have also been ordered to report to headquarters in Bangkok. No reasons were given for the decisions.

Former Governor of Tak, Suriya Prasatbuntitya, who is now the Chiang Mai Governor.

Effective from Monday, 2nd June, Governor Wichian Puttiwinyu will be the new governor of Saraburi, while Tak Governor Suriya Prasatbuntitya will take up office in Chiang Mai. Before coming into the office in Tak, Suriya was the governor of Pathum Thani and Samut Sakhon.

Wichian Puttiwinyu has been Chiang Mai governor since September 2013. In total, the NCPO have moved 8 provincial governors and 16 senior police officers to inactive positions in the country – the governors to the interior ministry and the police officers to the National Police Headquarters.

As part of the military junta, the NCPO have been replacing mid- and high-ranking officials since it took control of the country last week.