Thursday, September 1, 2011
Who really makes the decision?
You aren't sure who is really making the decision. Premier Yingluck Shinawatra says she has left it to Deputy Premier Chalerm Yoobamrung to decide who the new national police chief is going to be.
Chalerm, on the same day, insists that the prime minister will decide. He will only propose names.
As of the time of writing (2.30 pm of Sept 1), Chalerm has indicated that he would comply with the wish of Police Gen Vichien Poj-posri to be transferred from the post of national police chief to become secretary general of the National Security Council.
It was earlier reported that Chalerm had proposed to Vichien to become permanent secretary of the tourism and sports ministry -- a proposal rejected by Vichien.
Premier Yingluck was again asked about this story this morning. She would only say: "No, we haven't discussed the issue yet."
This probably is the management style of PM Yingluck: Outsourcing decision-making to the next in line.