Surachate submits 20,000 signatures targeting NACC member

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2024

Suspended deputy police chief hands list over to House speaker, demanding impeachment of ‘unusually’ wealthy NACC commissioner

Pol General Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn, who has been suspended from his deputy police chief post, submitted 20,000 signatures demanding the impeachment of a National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) member.  

The petition addressed to House Speaker Wan Muhamad Noor Matha, was received on Tuesday by the House speaker’s spokesman Kampee Disthakorn.

After submitting the list, Surachate said he is seeking an impeachment probe he suspects an NACC commissioner is unusually rich and has committed malfeasance as well as violated ethical standards.

“The House speaker will next check the authenticity of the list and initiate the impeachment process accordingly,” he said.

Though he did not reveal the name of the NACC member he is targeting, it is believed he is taking steps against Suchart Trakulkasemsuk.

In April, Surachate asked the NACC to not allow Suchart to take part in a probe against him, alleging that the commissioner has a personal grudge against him.

Surachate also threatened in April to have the Parliament review Suchart’s qualifications as NACC commissioner.

The former deputy police chief has been suspended from police service over accusations of laundering money for an online gambling website. The Royal Thai Police has also sought a malfeasance probe against Surachate in the same case.