Kamis, 25 Agustus 2011
Innocence as Charged
All crimes are political in nature and this week the Thai Appeal Court overturned the 2008 sentence of deposed PM Thaksin Shinawatra's wife on the grounds of insufficient evidence. The 54 year-old divorcee had been convicted for non-payment of taxes on the the transfer of stock shares of her then-husband's telecom company her brother. The reversal comes after the election victory of the Pheau Thai Party. Thaksin's younger sister had been named the PM. Her brother vows to stay out of politics. Over a billion dollars of assets are frozen by the courts. Money has a funny way of seeking out the best justice for the wealthy.
Guilt and innocence are interchangeable with a good PR campaign.
A common criminal doesn't stand a chance.