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Immigration Chief Transferred to Inactive Post
« on: April 07, 2019, 11:24:02 AM »
BANGKOK — The immigration chief, who was seen as a rising star in the police force, was abruptly transferred to an inactive post according to an order released Saturday.

The document, issued by police commander Gen. Chakthip Chaijinda, said Lt. Gen. Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn was transferred on Friday to the Operation Center of the National Police Office. The order specified neither his new duties nor the reason for the transfer.

Surachate became one of the most visible faces of the Royal Thai Police after leading a crackdown on foreigners illegally staying in Thailand in 2017. He was appointed as the chief of the Immigration Bureau in September 2018 and received much praise for handling the headline-making case of a Saudi woman who narrowly escaped deportation from Thailand on her way to seek asylum in Australia.

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Re: Immigration Chief Transferred to Inactive Post
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2019, 03:53:44 PM »
So where does this lead us to?

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Re: Immigration Chief Transferred to Inactive Post
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2019, 05:49:15 PM »
Rahaf in is Canada now. Hopefully safe! But remember

...her father, who is a high government official in Saudi-Arabia, has arrived in Thailand and poses a threat. Nobody can tell what he's gonna do, what he might be able to do. After all this is Thailand.

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Re: Immigration Chief Transferred to Inactive Post
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 06:33:34 PM »
Johnnie, interesting theory.  But dare the new immigration boss be softer on farangs than the previous one?
If the old only could, if the young only knew.

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Re: Immigration Chief Transferred to Inactive Post
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2019, 07:05:17 PM »
I don't feel solidary with illegal immigrants!

And I've seen how some Western countries hassle immigrants with bureaucracy. Of course there are certain things still to improve in the Thai immigration administration, but the procedures have come very far since I came to Thailand 30 years ago. The exchange over internet forums also helped understand the requirements for legal immigration and stay. I have no real reason to complain!

 



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