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Only exam cheaters will be disqualified

Only those found to be involved in the police academy's entrance examination cheat will be disqualified, Pol Gen Detnarong Sutthicharnbancha, Royal Thai Police deputy commissioner-general, disclosed on Monday.

As chair of the panel investigating the exam cheat for enrollment into police academies staged in eight provincial police bureau and the metropolitan police bureau, he said the panel decided that only the candidates found involved in the fraud would be disqualified instead of scrapping the exam which would affect innocent candidates.

Exam cheats were confirmed in metropolitan and 7th provincial police bureau with over 200 people suspected to be involved, including the plotters, the unscrupulous candidates and fake candidates who were hired to sit the test and then to expose their answer sheets to be copied. Suspected cheat recently emerged in the first provincial police bureau's exam.

Pol Gen Detnarong said that the panel would submit its probe report and recommendation to the police commissioner-general, Pol Gen Chakthip Chaichinda.

Examination results for all the police bureau, except metropolitan police bureau, will be announced on January 27 whereas the result of metropolitan police bureau exam will be announced on January 30.

As for the fake candidates or the hired guns who are mostly medical and engineering students, Pol Gen Detnarong said they would face charge of being members of an illegal organization and violations against computer crime law.

Similar charges will also be slapped against the cheaters, he added.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)