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More exam cheats uncovered in the other police bureau

Police found 30 suspected cheaters in the entrance examination for enrolment into police academy of seventh provincial police bureau, Pol Gen Detnarong Sutthicharnbancha, acting deputy national police chief, disclosed on Wednesday.

Out of 4,182 people who applied to set the exam staged by the 7th provincial police bureau, 3,746 actually sat for the exam. 500 passed the written exam while the academy will accept only 250 openings.

The other bureau where cheating was found was the metropolitan police bureau. Over 300 people were suspected to be involved in the exam cheat. They are divided into three groups: the plotters, hired candidates who sat the exam and allowed their answer to be copied by other candidates and candidates who paid to ensure they passed the written test.

Pol Gen Detnarong who was assigned to head the probe into the exam cheat said the panel would propose to the national police chief, Pol Gen Chakthip Chaichinda, on January 16 a few options about how to resolve the problem � scrap the entire test or partially scrap the test.

He, however, said that the decision on this matter would be based on three principles: the investigation must be quickly completed; caution and fair to all parties concerned.

So far, there have not been report of cheating in entrance exam held by the other provincial police bureau.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)