New job for 'Big Joke' away from Govt House

New job for 'Big Joke' away from Govt House

Pol Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn reports to the Prime Minister's Office on Thursday. (Bangkok Post file  photo)
Pol Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn reports to the Prime Minister's Office on Thursday. (Bangkok Post file photo)

Surachate Hakparn has been given the first assignment for his civilian life -- giving advice to the Prime Minister's Office on how to improve public service.

Patcharaporn Intreyonk, the permanent secretary for the Prime Minister's Office, said the former Immigration Bureau chief reported to the Personnel Division chief at Government House on Thursday.

Pol Lt Gen Surachate was supposed to report to Ms Patcharaporn but she was busy with the preparations for coronation ceremonies.

Ms Patcharaporn said the former high-profile police officer would give advice to the public service centre. He will work at the Government Complex on Chaeng Watthana Road and will come to Government House only to attend meetings as a consultant for other agencies, she added.

Nobody saw Pol Lt Gen Surachate at the Prime Minister's Office inside the Government House compound when he arrived on Thursday. He was shunted from the Immigration Bureau to the police headquarters and later to the civil service. No reasons have been given for the shock transfer order.

Pol Lt Gen Surachate has kept a low profile since then.


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