Bangkok Governor Suspended

Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha suspended Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra after a graft probe was launched against him.

The order asked government agencies concerned to conduct a graft probe against 63-year-old Sukhumbhand.

The graft probe was launched following allegations of corruption and misbehaviour in office.

Invoking Section 44 gives junta leader and the Prime Minister absolute power to give any order deemed necessary to “strengthen public unity and harmony” or to prevent any act that undermines public peace.

Prayut invoked the article in his capacity as the chief of the National Council for Peace and Order.