Commission to decide fate of 'Big Joke' today

Pol Gen Surachate Hakparn speaks to reporters on Monday. (Photo supplied)
Pol Gen Surachate Hakparn speaks to reporters on Monday. (Photo supplied)

A Police Commission meeting will be held today to discuss the fate of deputy police chief Pol Gen Surachate Hakparn, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said on Tuesday.

The meeting will be chaired by the premier today at around 2-3pm.

The commission will meet to consider whether the Royal Thai Police's order to dismiss Pol Gen Surachate, aka "Big Joke", was against the law.

On Monday, Pol Gen Surachate reportedly threatened to file a malfeasance complaint against Mr Srettha if he failed to have the order temporarily dismissing him from the force revoked.

"I believe each individual, including deputy national police chief Pol Gen Kitrat Phanphet, national police chief Pol Gen Torsak Sukvimol and Pol Gen Surachate, all have their own problems and have maturity," Srettha said. "Personal issues must be resolved through legal processes."

Meanwhile, Pol Gen Surachate reportedly filed a defamation lawsuit against a police general who is a member of the Police Commission and a legal expert appointed by the premier.

Surachate also planned to file a defamation lawsuit against another expert and will file another lawsuit against a senior officer next week.

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  • chair: to be the person in charge of a meeting, committee, or company - ดำรงตำแหน่งประธาน, ทำหน้าที่ในฐานะประธาน
  • commission: an official group of people who have been given responsibility to control something, or to find out about something, usually for the government - คณะกรรมการ, คณะกรรมาธิการ
  • defamation: the offence of writing or saying something bad about someone that is not true and makes people have a bad opinion of them - การใส่ร้าย
  • dismiss: to force someone to leave their job - ไล่ออกจากตำแหน่ง
  • fate: the things that happen or will happen to someone - ชะตากรรม
  • individual: a person considered separately rather than as part of a group - บุคคล
  • lawsuit: a case that a court is asked to decide involving a disagreement between two people or groups - คดีที่ยื่นฟ้องต่อศาล
  • malfeasance: illegal actions, especially by a person in authority - การใช้อำนาจไปในทางที่ผิด
  • maturity (noun): the state of being fully grown or developed; the quality of thinking and behaving in a sensible, adult manner - ความเป็นผู้ใหญ่, การโตเต็มวัย
  • premier (noun): prime minister - นายกรัฐมนตรี
  • revoke: to officially say that something is no longer legal - เพิกถอน

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