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Big Oud in, Big Joke out: Thailand names new Immigration chief

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Big Oud in, Big Joke out: Thailand names new Immigration chief

 

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Thailand’s Immigration Bureau has a new commander.

 

Pol Maj Gen Sompong Chingduang will now head up the Bureau, replacing outgoing immigraiton chief Surachate Harkparn, also known as Big Joke, who in a surprise move earlier this month was stripped of police duties and transferred to a role within the civil service.

 

Pol Maj Gen Sompong Chingduang, known as ‘Big Oud’ in the Thai media, was once dubbed “the crime buster of Bangkok”, following his work as a former deputy commissioner at the Metropolitan Police Bureau.

 

In October 2018, he was appointed chief of the Border Patrol Police, and as a result was promoted to police lieutenant general.

 

He had also worked at the Crime Suppression Division in southern Thailand and been a district police chief in Narathiwat.

 

He transfers from the Border Patrol Police to the Immigration Bureau.

 

Meanwhile, Spring News reported that deputy prime minister Prawit said that no investigation or further information will be released regarding the shock removal of Surachate Harkparn from the Immigration Bureau.

 

Earlier this week it was reported that Surachate Harkparn is currently on vacation in the United States.

 

It is not known why Surachate Harkparn was removed as Immigration chief.

 

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43 minutes ago, webfact said:

Pol Maj Gen Sompong Chingduang will now head up the Bureau, replacing outgoing immigraiton chief Surachate Harkparn, also known as Big Joke, who in a surprise move earlier this month was stripped of police duties and transferred to a role within the civil service.

Aye just like an exploding star B J is a spent force now .. past their best Premier league footballers end their days playing exhibition matches .. perhaps for B J now it'll be exhibition Press Conferences complete with vinyl board on late night U S chat shows .. 

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4 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

You kinda have to wonder, why they never seem to promote from within Immigration, which like any Thai govt agency is rife with deputy commanders of all sorts....

 

They seem to have a habit of sending someone in from outside... in this case.... like BJ, someone who apparently has absolutely no prior working experience within the Immigration Bureau.

Nah …., they like to " hold the fortress " (read goldmine …:wink: ).... keep all going on what is going nicely …. and plot to get a game changer out to "promotion " :cheesy:

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