“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”
Deputy national police chief Pol Gen Torsak Sukvimol is expected to become the new national police chief, replacing Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapas. According to a police source, Torsak’s name is among a list of reshuffled officers awaiting vetting and endorsement by the Police Commission. The commission, chaired by caretaker Prime Minister Prayut Chanocha, is scheduled to meet on Friday.
National police chief Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapas has directed the highway police to look into allegations that drivers of overloaded trucks bearing special bribepaid stickers are avoiding arrest. Police spokesman Pol Lt Gen Archayon Kraithong stated on Monday that Pol Gen Damrongsak wants the Highway Police Division to swiftly uncover the truth behind these accusations.