False assets declaration

The Bangkok Post reports that the “nine-member panel of the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions on Thursday unanimously found Kasem Nimmonrat, 53, guilty of intentionally filing false asset declarations on six occasions…”.

The case against the former Puea Thai Party MP was filed by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC).

The court banned him from politics for five years, sentenced him to 12 months in jail and “confiscated 168 million baht from him.”

Fair enough if he cheated on his assets declaration. But, then, what of the case of Pol Lt Gen Sanit Mahathavorn? He’s a member of the junta’s puppet assembly and he admits to submitting a false assets declaration. But he gets off scot-free. Tell us the “justice” system isn’t a hopeless mess.

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