Corrupting the judicial system

20 12 2018

We recommend Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang’s recent blog at New Mandala titled “Corrupting Thailand’s Court of Justice.” It begins:

A coup cannot be carried out by the military alone. In Thailand’s case, watchdog agencies and the judiciary helped not only to pave the way for the most recent coups in 2006 and 2014, they also contributed to sustaining the ensuing regimes. Some, like the National Anti-Corruption Commission, refuse to investigate the junta’s corruption scandals even while pursuing those of its foes. Others, like the courts, punish dissent to keep opposition at bay. The junta has returned the favour with promotions, salary increases and other perks.

All of that makes the whole article worthy of a solid reading.


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