Tag Archives: corrupt bastards

Chaiyapoom’s extrajudicial killing

The Nation reports that Chiang Mai Police deputy commander Pol Colonel Mongkol Samparaphon says his “investigators” are “close to finishing the gathering of evidence” in the case of the extrajudicial killing of Chaiyapoom  Pasae. The policeman claims “almost all witnesses had been questioned and the final results of the autopsy had been delivered.” He adds: […]

What happened to that?

It is useful to recall the things that have quickly gone off the political boil and ask, what happened? We have no answers, for Thailand is a military dictatorship. Still, worth asking: What happened to allow hundreds of unusually wealthy serve the junta as puppets? Have any of them been investigated? Have any of them […]

Tens, thousands, millions and billions

How many extrajudicial killings have there been? No one seems to know precisely, although Prachatai has a story about some of them. One issue with the story is that the author repeats inaccurate figures on Thaksin Shinawatra’s War on Drugs, almost doubling the number killed in that grisly campaign. We would think the more accurate […]

Tax evaders, tycoons and the palace

When the subject of tax comes up, one thing can always be taken for granted in Thailand: the elite will not lose anything for they are skilled tax minimizers and evaders. In the Bangkok Post to day there are a couple of stories that can be brought together. First, we have news that “[e]vading taxes […]

There is no justice III

We recently posted on the death of Private Yuthinan [Yutthakinant] Boonniam who was was initially hospitalized with a swollen face and bruises before his death on Saturday. He is one of several army recruits who have died from beatings and torture by soldiers and officers. The Bangkok Post reports that the “army chief has ordered […]

There is no justice II

It isn’t that long ago that PPT commented on the odious case of Naritsarawan  Keawnopparat and defamation charges against her, brought because she wanted some accountability for the Army’s murder of her uncle, a conscript. The details of that case deserve repeating: According to an Army investigation, in 2011, her uncle, Wichian Puaksom, was tortured […]

Sounding familiar I

Amphetamines and grenades seem to feature in a few stories of late involving a couple of deaths by military hands and a set of activists. On the latter, does this sound familiar? Men claiming to be police officers in plainclothes have attempted to block a rally by a civil society group after allegedly finding illicit […]