The Mother Of All U-Turns? Prawit Names Big Joke On Police Rules Committee

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Just days after Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan said that Big Joke’s days in the police force were over comes news that suggests the contrary.


Daily News said it was “hilarious” that Lt-Gen Surachate Hakparn – the former poster boy of the Royal Thai Police who was sacked from Immigration in April and given a clerical job – has been named on a sub-committee that oversees police rules and regulations.


They said that General “Big Pom” Prawit had signed the order that Surachate – universally known as Big Joke – would be on the police committee under the chairmanship of deputy national police chief Pol Gen Wirachai Songmetta.


The important committee decides on police rules and behavior.


Earlier in the week, Prawit – and even the RTP chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda – said Big Joke’s career was over.


Daily News indicated that the announcement was very low key using abbreviated words perhaps suggesting that the appointment might slip past unnoticed.


Speculation about the reasons Surachate was sacked from immigration and given a clerical role in the Prime Minister’s office has been the talk of Thailand over the last two months.


Surachate’s career in the police seemed destined only for the top and no reason was officially given for the move to the PM’s office.


The latest news that Surachate will actually play a part in deciding police rules will only stoke the fire of speculation, notes Thaivisa.


Daily News were beside themselves with the humor of the situation though there was no official quotes from those involved in their story that was based on a document they had seen.


(Source: – Daily News)

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