"I have today because my brother gave it to me." This controversial inscription is on a photograph hanging in the office of Pol Lt-Gen Khamronwit Thoopkrachang. It shows fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra pinning a police rank insignia on the new Metropolitan Police Bureau commissioner’s shoulder in Hong Kong last year.
The inscription, handwritten by Pol Lt-Gen Khamronwit, says it all.
It was an open secret that Pol Lt-Gen Khamronwit owed his promotion to Thaksin and he did not feel ashamed at all to admit it openly and to show it to the world through those famous words.
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