After his deportation charges, Koko Narak, the Thai national who called Filipinos as “pignoys,” “stupid creatures,” “low-class slum slaves” and “useless race in this world,” has been fired from his job.
Cognizant Philippines, a business process outsourcing company based in Taguig City, has fired Narak after his racially-offensive comments against Filipinos.
“Following contentious remarks made by Kosin Prasertsri on social media, Cognizant Technology Solutions Philippines, Inc. has taken disciplinary action against him and terminated his services with effect from May 4, 2015. He has been turned over to the Bureau of Immigration,” Cognizant Philippines said.
‘We take this opportunity to reiterate our commitment to the highest standards of diversity, inclusivity, transparency, and corporate governance. Thank you for bringing the matter to our attention. We look forward to your continued support.”
The company also added that they will continue to cooperate with the Bureau of Immigration, Embassy of Thailand, Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and ”will provide all possible support to help resolve the matter.”
On Monday (May 4), the Bureau of Immigration has issued a deportation charge for undesirability against Kosin.
“Based on our records, Kosin is working under a special non-immigrant visa based on Section 47(a)(2) of the Philippine Immigration Act. The visa will be eventually cancelled should he be determined to be undesirable,” said BI spokesperson Elaine Tan.
“We cannot say at this point how long the proceedings will go—it may take two to six months depending on the evidence presented and the cooperation of the parties. Kosin also has the option to admit the charge against him and opt for voluntary deportation in order to expedite the proceedings”, Tan added.
Update as of today: He is currently in an immigration detention facility, after presenting himself on Tuesday before the Bureau of Immigration.
Thai national Prasertsri Kosin, who called Filipinos "pignoys," in handcuffs, facing deportation. pic.twitter.com/LsU2fuZ7uT
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