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September 09, 2005

A police official in Thailand became so angry when his bosses transferred him to a desk job that he just had to walk it off--for 62 miles.

The incident began when Police Maj. Boonyong Khaewprasert, the chief investigator in a small northeastern town, was ordered to move to an inactive post in another province, according to the Associated Press. In protest, Boonyong decided to walk to his new office, police sources said.

The supervisor who transferred Boonyong, Lt. Gen. Archirawich Suwanapesat, said the protest walk did not violate any police rules.

"It's good for him to get some exercise and lose some weight before starting his new job," Archirawich said. "As long as he reports to his new job on time, it's fine with me."

Boonyong was expected to report to his new job today. He had set out on his walk Tuesday afternoon and had covered about 30 miles by Wednesday.

Source: Associated Press, via Yahoo!

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