• Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:44
    Surachate not to be investigated over mysterious transfer: General Prawit
    Former Immigration Bureau chief Police Lt-General Surachate Hakparn will not be investigated regarding his transfer from the Royal Thai Police to the Prime Minister’s Office, Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan said on Friday.
  • Sun, 07 Apr 2019 11:38
    Surachate abruptly dumped as Immigration chief
    Headline-making Police Lt Gen Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn has lost his job as head of the Immigration Police in a transfer to the Royal Thai Police Operations Centre.
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  • Thu, 10 Jan 2019 01:00
    ‘Big Joke’ is no laughing matter
    So long as the plight of the Saudi teenager is prominent in the international news, I suggest that the English-language newspapers should refrain from spelling the nickname of the chief of Thai Immigration as “Big Joke”.
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  • Wed, 05 Dec 2018 01:00
    Thailand must release refugee to avoid diplomatic rift with Australia
    Immigration chief Pol Maj-General Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn announced that he has complied with international regulations and protocols in the arrest (abduction) of Bahraini refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi, visiting Thailand from his home in Australia.
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  • Mon, 08 Oct 2018 13:09
    More illegal foreigners land in ‘Big Joke’s’ net
    Pol Maj Gen Surachate “Big Joke” Hakpal, newly appointed as acting Immigration Bureau chief, led police on Monday in collaring 22 citizens of African nations and a Myanmar man on Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Soi 3.
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  • Thu, 04 Oct 2018 18:56
    New Immigration head clamps down on visa ‘tips’
    The new head of Thai immigration, Maj-General Surachate Hakpal – known as “Big Joke” in the media – has begun implementing his tough anti-corruption message at immigration.
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