Chiang Mai

New Immigration chief sweeping a broom through Chiang Mai Immigration offices

SCREENSHOT: Komchadluek

Responding to constant online chatter about the ‘mess’ at the Chiang Mai Immigration offices, the new Immigration chief, Maj-Gen Surachate Hakparn, is poised to transfer the existing Chiang Mai Immigration boss to an inactive post whilst further investigations are made into the office operations.

People have been complaining about all matters, from long waits (some cited having to arrive early and waiting all day to be seen), including Chinese who are having many problems with the northern office as well.

Surachate said that the suspension of the current Chiang Mai chief would likely be for just two or three weeks and shouldn’t be assumed to be anything to do with wrong-doing. He said he believed that further training of all staff will improve the bad service.

The new Immigration head has only been in the job for a month but made it clear at his appointment that he was going to target the Immigration offices as a priority. He’s already visited some of the southern Immigration offices and is said to have made sweeping changes.

SOURCE: Komchadluek

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