• Thu, 25 Apr 2019 01:00
    A 90-year-old expat says farewell to the land he once loved
    This beleaguered 90 year-old, an invalid, is leaving Thailand on May 2. In an attempt to get expats over the age of 75 a waiver to be able to stay in Thailand, I wrote letters to the chiefs of Bangkok and Phuket Immigration and a letter to the chief of police in Bangkok. Not one had the courtesy to answer! 
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  • Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:45
    Labour Minister orders probe of ‘little ghost’ job-seekers to South Korea
    The Labour Minister, Pol General Adul Sangsingkeo, has instructed officials to be stricter in intercepting “little ghost” Thai workers who aim to work illegally in South Korea.
    national
  • Sat, 20 Apr 2019 01:00
    Wanted American quizzed over  ‘sea home’ off Phuket coast
    IMMIGRATION police have questioned an American bitcoin investor who set up a floating structure off the coast of Phuket and is facing criminal charges related to the waterborne homestead, deputy national police spokesman Colonel Krissana Pattanacharoen said on Friday.
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  • Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:52
    Immigration police question ‘seasteader’
    Immigration police have questioned an American bitcoin investor who set up a floating “seasteading” structure off the coast of Phuket and is facing criminal charges related to the waterborne homestead, Deputy national police spokesman Colonel Krissana Pattanacharoen said on Friday.
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  • 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.
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  • Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:00
    Navy embarks on yet another fiasco
    The Thai government has deemed Andrew Elwartowski a threat to Thai society, Thai citizens and national security under Article 12 of the Immigration law because he has anchored a tiny floating structure in international waters off Phuket. He could face the death penalty as a result.
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  • Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:30
    ‘Big Joke’ granted leave for US trip
    Former Immigration Bureau chief Pol Lt-General Surachate Hakparn is on leave until the end of April, his new boss said on Thursday.
    national
  • Wed, 10 Apr 2019 01:00
    A mysterious fall from grace
    In second transfer within a week, new civilian post created for ousted immigration bureau chief
    national
  • Tue, 09 Apr 2019 16:13
    Surachate among other state officials transferred
    Former Immigration Bureau chief Pol Lt-General Surachate Hakparn, once considered a rising star in the police force, was given the post of special adviser attached to the Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday.
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  • Tue, 09 Apr 2019 01:00
    ‘Big Joke’ goes to work with big smile, stays mum about transfer
    FORMER Immigration Bureau chief Pol Lt-General Surachate Hakparn, until recently considered a rising star in the police force, kept mum yesterday about his sudden transfer to an inactive post.
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  • 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.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 05 Apr 2019 11:36
    Hundreds more foreigners arrested for being in Thailand illegally
    Nearly 500 foreigners have been rounded up this week in simultaneous raids at 221 locations around the country.
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  • Fri, 05 Apr 2019 01:00
    Face Off associates arrested for public fraud
    BEAUTY EXPERT Xeping Chaiyasan has been charged with fraud but denies any wrongdoing and claims the allegation has been brought against her by people with malicious intent, Immigration Bureau commissioner Pol Lt-General Surachate Hakparn said yesterday.
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  • Thu, 04 Apr 2019 01:00
    BUREAU SEEKS EXTENSION OF VISA-FEE WAIVER
    The Immigration Bureau will next week propose to the Cabinet an extension of the waiver on visa fees for 20 nations and territories by a further three months, to July 31. The extension had been due to expire on April 30.
    Economy
  • Wed, 03 Apr 2019 14:25
    Three Mongolians arrested for pickpocketing in Bangkok
    Immigration police have arrested three Mongolians for allegedly pickpocketing from a Slovak tourist on a Bangkok train.
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