Highprofile Thai police officer “Big Joke” Surachate Hakparn admits to paying reporters to cover his activities, citing their low salaries and financial struggles, which he funds with his family fortune. Despite recent media attention from a police crackdown on online gambling, Big Joke denies any involvement and is not pursuing the position of police chief. Thailand Police BigJoke OnlineGambling MediaAttention FinancialStruggles
“Thailand welcomes its new National Police Chief, Pol Gen Torsak Sukvimol, who was approved by the Police Commission. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin presided over the appointment, with Deputy Police Chief Pol Gen Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn absent from the meeting due to a recent police probe. ThailandPolice NationalPoliceChief NewAppointment SretthaThavisin”
“Verdict in the trial of four national park officials, including the former chief of Kaeng Krachan National Park, accused of the enforced disappearance and murder of indigenous rights activist Porlajee ‘Billy’ Rakchongcharoen is expected this Thursday a significant case for the rights of indigenous communities in Thailand. This final judgement will have a profound impact on the accountability of the officials and the future of justice in Thailand. humanrights indigenousrights justiceforbilly thailand kaengkrachannationalpark”
Tragic news from Pattaya as a young Russian tourist and his Thai girlfriend lost their lives in a speedboat accident. This serves as a reminder for tourists to follow safety measures and restrictions in popular destinations. Pattaya TouristSafety TravelResponsibly Thailand RIPEnrikeRakhman RIPTaichaisong
In an effort to attract more tourists, Thai Airways International (THAI) is planning to serve more international destinations during the upcoming high season. One of the significant moves is resuming flights to Istanbul, Turkey, a crucial aviation gateway to Asia, Europe, and Africa. The service was previously discontinued in 1994.
Deputy national police chief Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn has filed a complaint against the police application for a search warrant, claiming that important information was misrepresented. Surachate also stated that his subordinates who were arrested during the police operation for alleged online gambling will file complaints. SurachateHakparn PoliceMisrepresentation ThailandTourism
“Central Investigation Bureau takes charge of Kamnan Nok case after two highway police officers were shot. The case has been divided into four groups, with one group of 15 officers accused of malfeasance. investigation police crime Thailand KamnanNok CIB bidcollusion”
“Phuket ready to welcome Chinese and Kazakhstani tourists with visafree scheme! Despite delays, Phuket Tourism Association is optimistic about the upcoming Chinese New Year. Let’s make it happen with PhuketTourism YearoftheDragon ChineseNewYear KazakhstaniTourists TravelGoals VacationTime”
As Thailand’s government faces the challenge of maintaining a balanced foreign policy amidst intense rivalry between the United States and China, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has embarked on key international visits, starting with the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) in New York. In the U.S., he held talks with national leaders, heads of international organizations, and global company executives such as Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk. PM Srettha’s upcoming visit to China further reflects the government’s efforts to maintain equilibrium in its relations with both superpowers.
Late on Saturday night, a government border force located in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province clashed with a group of about 10 suspected drug couriers. Following a signal to stop for a search, the group opened fire, leading to a fiveminute firefight. The standoff continued until the government patrol called in two teams for reinforcement.