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Ex-immigration chief transferred to civil service

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Ex-immigration chief transferred to civil service | Samui Times
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The announcement of the removal of Pol Lt Gen Surachet Hakpal from the position of Immigration Bureau Chief, to be based at the Royal Thai Police headquarters has been all over the news and has captured the general public’s attention over the past 4-5 days.

Ex-immigration chief transferred to civil service | News by Samui Times

In the latest development, the Cabinet has adjusted the re-location of the former Immigration chief to be positioned as a civil servant in the Prime Minsiter’s Office, effective immediately as announced in the Royal Gazette.

The Royal Gazette’s website released a directive from the National Council for Peace and Order’s chief on additional positioning and rotation of civil servants based on articles 1 and 5 on the previous NCPO’s directive number 16/2558 dated 15 May 2013, on measures for government officials under ongoing investigation and temporary positioning management.

The directive says the NCPO has added the name of Pol Lt Gen Surachet Hakpal to the officials under investigation list, relieving him of his previous position as Immigration Bureau chief and salary, and transferring him to work at the Prime Minister’s Office as a high ranked executive civil servant and a special advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office.

The Prime Minister will inform His Majesty the King of this matter in connection with the release of royal appointment formalities. The transfer of Pol Lt Gen Surachet is effective immediately following the announcement of this order in the Royal Gazette today.

Prior to the announcement of this directive, the Assistant Government Spokesperson Col Thaksada Sangkhachan revealed to the news media that the Cabinet had already acknowledged the transfer order.


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