‘Big Joke’ Says He Is Targeted For Refusing To Sign Biometric Project

09.01.2020 - 00:34

BANGKOK — Former immigration chief on Wednesday said he was targeted in a drive-by shooting earlier this week because he refused to approve a multi-billion baht procurement under his tenure. In the first public interview since his abrupt removal in April 2019, Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn said the shooting is most likely linked to the Immigration Bureau’s 2.1 billion-baht procurement of a biometric system, which he said he did not sign on because it was fraught with financial irregularities.

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