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Has Big Joke been promoted? New rank suggests he's on the up and up

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Has Big Joke been promoted? New rank suggests he's on the up and up

 

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Thai media has referred to chief of immigration Surachate Hakparn - the darling of the press and public known affectionately as Big Joke - with a new rank. 

 

Channel 7 news in a story about the introduction of iris recognition technology today referred to Surachate as Lieutenant General. 

 

This would be a step up from his old rank of Major General by which he was referred to in his days as deputy at the tourist police and in the first few months since his promotion to head of the Immigration Bureau. 

 
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Big J did Reggy classic " Uptown Cop Ranking " to celebrate the news of him moving up the snakes and ladders board ..

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I always wonder what the rank-and-file police think as Big Joke takes credit for all their work.

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2 hours ago, marko kok prong said:

Huh, how can a lieutenant General outrank a Major General.

Because originally the rank was Sergeant Major General which is clearly lower than Lieutenant, but over time the Sergeant part was dropped and became Major General.

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2 hours ago, stereolab said:

Always has, always will. Next promotion is to the rank of General.

After that it's Big G, right? Or will he be ascending into some divine status with murals celebrating the new supreme being?

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Pfft wrong direction at first

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Channel 7 news in a story about the introduction of iris recognition technology today referred to Surachate as Lieutenant General. 

Thai Wiki updated yesterday.

Rank translates as "Police Lieutenant General".

Neat, isn't it?:

Three silver stars needed to become chief of immigration.

Date might be related to a VIP being in town for todays holiday?

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meanwhile, everyone is thinking it's Prayuth waiting to become an unelected Prime Minister... 

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