Thai PBS reported some time ago, and we missed it until a reader alerted us, that People’s Alliance for Democracy boss Sondhi Limthongkul was convicted of “defaming the Shinawatra and Damapong families over tax avoidances [sic.] in share purchases in 2006.”
As would be expected under the royalist military dictatorship, he was “sentenced to a three-year suspended jail term by the Supreme Court.” In other words, no jail time.
This is the second instance in a couple of weeks where double standards have been demonstrated to be deeply entrenched in the judiciary. Both involved ASTV/Manager people.