Assassination Attempt On Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn Fails

Attempted Assassination Surachate Big Joke Hakparn

Former Immigration Bureau Chief Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn was apparently the target of an assassination attempt in Bangkok on Monday night.

A white Lexus belonging to Surachate was parked outside the King Body House massage parlour just off Surawong Road in the Bangrak district when an unknown number of assailants fired 7 shots at the vehicle, five hitting their target, at around at 9.40pm.

Attempted Assassination

Fortunately for the special advisor to the Prime Ministers office, he was not in the vehicle when the assassins opened fire and he escaped unharmed.

Investigators from Bangrak Police Station were soon on the scene and are now checking CCTV footage from the area and taking statements from witnesses in a bid to identify the gunmen.