By Thai Newsroom Reporters
THE FAMOUS DEPUTY POLICE chief Pol.Gen. Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn has been lambasted and ridiculed online for staging an act of excessive subservience to Potjaman na Pombejra, former spouse of de facto Pheu Thai boss/”sickly” inmate Thaksin Shinawatra.
During yesterday’s ceremony for a mass walk-run-bicycle activity at Sanam Luang ground, the deputy police chief literally knelt before the seated Podjaman, mother of newly-named Pheu Thai leader Paetongtarn Shinawatra who was looking on.
The scene circulated online has drawn much criticism from viewers who expressed bewilderment at the submissive Surachate paying personal respect to the de facto Pheu Thai boss’s former spouse.
The deputy police chief was said to have been so inspired to finally rise as police chief that he offered to display such an excessive subservient gesture.
Just a few days earlier, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin had been taken to task online for literally bowing to Paetongtarn and kissing the back of her hand in what was viewed as an act of excessive subservience to the allegedly de facto power-that-be.
The Pheu Thai-endorsed Srettha, lambasted and ridiculed online for compromising his prime- ministerial dignity by literally bowing to Paetongtarn, was said to be looking to please the Shinawatra family, especially the de facto party boss’s daughter who had been unrivalled to become leader of the party which he had originally founded as the Thai Rak Thai.
The “sickly” inmate Thaksin has been allegedly pulling the strings behind the setup of the Pheu Thai-led coalition government and allocation of cabinet portfolios among coalition partners literally from his private ward at Police Hospital.
He has allegedly managed to stay away from prison, given an official endorsement from Corrections Department chief Sahakarn Petnarin for his extended stay beyond a 60-day limit at the hospital located next to the National Police headquarters.
Top and Front Page: Pol.Gen. Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn kneeling before Potjaman na Pombejra at yesterday’s event with Paetongtern Shinawatra seated next to her. Photos: Matichon