General Vasit Dejkunjorn
General Vasit Dejkunjorn has had a long and distinguished career as
a police officer, newspaper columnist and writer. Widely regarded
as a public servant with high integrity and professionalism, as a
career police officer he served as police inspector-general, deputy
director-general of the Royal Thai Police, chief of Royal Court Police,
and after his retirement, senator and deputy minister of interior.
He started his career in literature early. Since his time as a student
at Chulalongkorn University in the late 1940s, he has written thousands
of articles, numerous short stories and over 20 novels. His Thai-language
novels have been best-sellers among Thai readers and made into films
and TV series such as Hak Lin Chang (หักลิ้นช้าง), Sarawat
Yai (สารวัตรใหญ่), and many more. He was named National Artist
in Literature in 1998.
his retirement, Pol. Gen. Vasit continues his writing as well as his
public service work in various capacities, including as special court
police officer and vice president of Transparency Thailand. He also
lectures on management and ethics and teaches Buddhist meditation.