Responding to threats

23 01 2019

Interestingly, the Bangkok Post has been forced to apologize to the whole judiciary for an editorial criticizing the judges over their intimidation of activists in Chiang Mai.

The editorial pointed to events concerning the luxury housing project for judicial staff that gobbled up several rai of forest on Doi Suthep.

That the Post had to replace today’s editorial with a “clarification.” One can only imagine the pressure brought to bear on the editor for getting a couple of details just a little skewed.

Under the junta, the judiciary has become powerful and virtually untouchable at the same time that the judiciary has declined as an institution and become a politicized rabble that often displays double standards and an ability to warp law in favor of the great, the good and the judges themselves.


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