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Big Joke fights for his name as summons rumours swirl around him linked with gambling sites


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Yawn, any real news about someone, somewhere doing something good in Thailand, like a honest taxi driver returning 3 million baht cash left in his taxi by a Falange, give me a break please, Big Joke is as clean as a cars motor internally, oils ain't oils.

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10 hours ago, webfact said:

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Deputy National Police Chief General Surachate Hakparn or ‘Big Joke’ insisted he was not connected to any probe into illegal online gambling websites. General Surachate said there was no link between him and illegality. The top cop instead suggested that a campaign was afoot to discredit him and linked it to a bizarre police raid on his home in Bangkok in September 2023. This was days before he lost out in his bid to become Thailand’s police chief. At the same time, National Police Chief General Torsak Sukwimol (inset right), on Friday, tried to broker talks between General Surachate and General Jaroonkiat Pankaew (inset left) of the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB). This police unit is leading a probe into online gambling. In short, this includes a network called ‘Minnies’ which investigators claim is linked to subordinates of General Surachate.


Big Joke’s reputation is threatened as an online gambling scandal rocks the Royal Thai Police. The high-profile deputy chief stoutly denies allegations amidst an intense ongoing investigation. There is now open internal strife within the force. The Prime Minister urges fairness and defends General Surachate’s right to be presumed innocent. Public trust in law enforcement is now at another low ebb. It comes as a further murky affair threatens the reputation of a policeman who has long been seen as an anti-corruption campaigner and hero.


On Friday, National Police Chief General Torsak Sukwimol moved to try to limit reputational damage to the Royal Thai Police. It comes as the country’s most popular police officer, General Surachate Hakparn, finds himself battling to protect his good name. It came amid reports that the deputy police chief was on the verge of being summoned by investigators over alleged links to online gambling websites. General Surachate vehemently protested his innocence. At length, he also linked the swirling reports to a bizarre police raid on his home last September.

 

This occurred just days before the new police chief was chosen. The senior officer had been widely tipped for the role.

On Friday, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin emphasised that General Surachate was innocent of any charges until proven otherwise.

 

by James Morris and Son Nguyen

 

Full story: Thai Examiner.com 2024-02-24

 

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10 minutes ago, John Drake said:

He'll be back. And when he does . . . beware! Because . . .

He's making a list
He's checking it twice
He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice

 

Meh.

 

His boss's brother is Sathitpong Sukvimol, who serves as Lord Chamberlain to the royal palace.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Mavideol said:

we foreigners question RTP officer's way of living owning many houses/properties and expensive cars and affording all of that on a Police officer salary, it's normal that people have to wonder where all of that richness come from, quite sure is not from working a second "hard" job 555

The guy must have a huge revenue stream coming from somewhere if he can pay cash for 10 houses to give to his staff as living quarters

Just saying

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“On Friday, National Police Chief General Torsak Sukwimol moved to try to limit reputational damage to the Royal Thai Police. “

 

he has a pretty big job on his hands. I’ve never heard anyone praise police honesty, thai or farang.

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4 hours ago, RobU said:

This particular policeman was a wealthy man before he joined the RTP. He does not need his RTP salary to survive.I. Believe his wife also comes from a wealthy family. His wife has persistently tried to get him to resign because of the danger he faces from the corrupt ones in high places. There have already been attempts on his life. His team is composed of policemen without wealth. He owns other houses and rents them at a highly subsidised rate to members of his team as a method of preventing corruption i.e. they don't need bribes to survive and pay off debt.

it would have been nice to have links to support that.... hearsay is not a reliable source of information

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3 minutes ago, Mavideol said:

it would have been nice to have links to support that.... hearsay is not a reliable source of information

It is all in previous articles posted and discussed in this forum. I am not going to spend time trawling through the ASEAN NOW website. Suffice to say that these were presented as facts by the Thai media. Use the search term 'Big Joke Thailand RTP' in a Google search or an ASEAN NOW search and see for yourself 

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