Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn files a lawsuit against Thai Prime Minister for allegedly unlawfully issuing him a transfer order to a cabinet advisor

Bangkok –

Sitthi Ngamlamyuang, personal attorney to Police Lieutenant General Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn, has filed a lawsuit against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha at the Central Administrative Court today, September 22, for allegedly unlawfully issuing a transfer order from the Director of Immigration Bureau to the advisor of the Prime Minister’s Office.

According to Big joke’s attorney, the order has lasted for one year five months without any progress from a government commission or related departments to investigate his background and report guilty, which is a crucial procedure before appointing him as an advisor.

The Lieutenant-General was also required to drop the title of the head of the Immigration office and several national and international serious cases he had been working on while being transferred. The delayed investigation of his wrongdoings had caused his opportunity to lose the chance to perform his police duty for the Thai people, the attorney stated to the press.

According to Thai government procedure, Big Joke would not be able to return to the previous office until he was proved politically clean by the government commission regardless of not being appointed as the advisor.

Sitthi, therefore, has acted as his representative to exercise his right to call for justice for him and to expose the alleged unlawfulness of government power on the jurisdiction of the appointment procedure.


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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.