DSI wins awards for public collaboration
By The Nation
File photo: Phuket's Sirinat National Park
The Department of Special Investigations (DSI) has recently been honoured with two prizes from the 2018 Public Sector Excellence Awards (PSEA), DSI chief Pol Colonel Paisit Wongmuang said on Friday.
The awards, presented by the Public Sector Development Commission, were given for the DSI's work winning public support in many cases, including land disputes at Phuket's Sirinat National Park.
The DSI probe to reclaim land that had overlapped forest reserves and the national park required villagers' help in verifying legal claim certificates, he said.
The villagers, who were more familiar with the location and history, helped the DSI investigators to check documents and prevent land encroachment by investors and influential figures and corruption by state officials, he said.
This collaboration in Phuket earned the agency the PSEA Effective Change Award, he said.
The DSI's public collaboration led to tip-offs in 599 other crimes that were deemed as "special cases" for DSI to probe and arrest suspects, earning the second PSEA award, Paisit said.
Public organisations had helped the DSI in establishing five regional centres for "special” cases in Trat, Sa Kaew, Nan, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Loei.
Sek Loso Is No-Show For Court VerdictBy Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter Sek Loso and his girlfriend arrive at a court in Nakhon Si Thammarat province on Jan. 15, 2018. BANGKOK — Rocker Sek Loso failed to appear to hear the verdict on charges related to firearms and drugs today because he is...READ MORE...
What price a life? Man faces just one month jail after his vicious dogs kill four year old riding her bike A four year old girl out playing innocently on her bicycle was savagely mauled to death by three dogs that got out of a neighbor's yard. Yet the dog owner could face little more than a...READ MORE...
Fish spa owner plunges his head in - says foreign media are just out to discredit Thailand Picture: Sanook The owner of hundreds of fish spas nationwide has lashed out at an Australian woman and the foreign media for discrediting Thailand. And to prove that his spas are clean he has plunged his...READ MORE...
Viral clip: Is it a ghost or child’s imaginary friend?By The Naion video screenshot A video clip of a mother asking her young girl who she was talking to when there were only two of them present has gone viral on Facebook. Adding to the shock experienced by the clip’s audience, a mysterious third...READ MORE...