Thailand’s Anti-Corruption Drive

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Looking back, Thailand’s anti-corruption drive has claimed the career of former PM Thaksin Shinawatra but few believe the kingdom is any closer to ridding itself of pervasive graft. This initiative is welcomed but even the watchdog association set up by the army does not believe corruption can be eradicated so easily. Nevertheless, there is a growing movement across Asia to oust corrupt leadership.

STORY:
Corruption has greased the wheels of politics and commerce in Thailand for years.
So when a military coup ousted this man for abusing his power there was hope that might change.Thaksin Shinawatra – the telecoms tycoon-turned-politician – has been charged with changing tax and telecommunications policies to benefit his business; of giving neighbouring Myanmar a government loan so it could buy products from one of his companies; and of helping his then wife purchase this prime piece of Bangkok real estate… from the government.
Though in exile since the coup, he’s been sentenced to two years in jail and his 2 billion dollar Thai bank account frozen.
His ex-wife’s been convicted of tax evasion.
But nobody, even the members of the Asset Examination Committee, appointed by the army to investigate Thaksin, believes Thailand has now rid itself of corruption.
[Sak Khosangruang, Asset Examination Committee]:”It’s impossible that politicians will not be corrupt just because of a few charges. But at least it’s a way to get misbehaving politicians to trial. Everyone should be treated equally — both politicians and normal people.”
Thaksin might have gone into exile – but many have thought subsequent leaders were just his puppets. The People’s Alliance for Democracy movement was pushing for a new political order.
Their months of protests culminated in the seizure of Bangkok’s two main airports, leaving foreign tourists stranded and badly damaging Thailand’s tourism industry.
There’s now a new prime minister, but protester leaders vow they’ll return if any Thaksin ally gets near power again
[Panthep Pourpongpan, Peoples Alliance for Democracy]:Any bad politician needs to be punished by society. Waiting for the justice process takes too long. So Now the politicians need to be more careful when they do things and make sure they are transparent. We hope they will be more careful in what they are doing.”
The campaign against corrupt leaders is gaining momentum across Asia.
But many hope the judicial system will remain above reproach themselves to follow through with holding corrupt leaders accountable.

These images are cartoons that were published in Australia, not in the US, the liberal press would never print these kinds of images, they show that the world is laughing at the once mighty, strong and trustworthy America.
I’m inspired by what Glenn Beck said tonight (and other nights) and by what Sarah Palin said in her recent interviews. WE NEED REGULAR AMERICANS IN PUBLIC OFFICE. No more career politicians!! Corruption now goes hand-in-hand with career politicians, and I think we’ve had enought of them.
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Comments

  1. sangsomphil says:

    I MET A MAN WHO WAS A BANKER FROM THE UK. HIS ADVICE WAS NEVER HAVE MORE THAN 1000 POUND IN A THAI BANK, EVERYTHING IS BEING ACCESSED BY THE MAFIA. WHEN THE KING DIES, THERE WILL BE A FIGHT, THE KING WANTS HIS DAUGHTER TO BE QUEEN. THE KINGS WIFE WANTS HER SON TO BE KING. THIS MAN IS HATED BY ALL FOR BEING CRUEL AND GREEDY. WHEN I SAY ALL I MEAN THE THAI PEOPLE. BLOOD WILL SPILL. THE WESTERN MONEY WILL BE LOST ALONG WITH THEIR PROPERTIES.BE WARNED

  2. sangsomphil says:

    THE HOSPITALS, THEY SELL THE MEDICINES,GET COPPIES AND THE PEOPLE GET EVEN MORE SICK. PEOPLE IN THE VILLAGES ARE SCARED OF HOSPITALS. BECAUSE YOU GO THERE TO DIE. YOU DIE TONIGHT, YOURE BURNT TOMORROW. A POLICEMAN,TEACHER,DOCTOR,POLITITION CANNOT LOOSE FACE.OR PROVED TO BE CORRUPT,BECAUSE OF MONEY. IF A BIG ONE FALLS LIKE THASKIN, HE STILL COMES BACK,BUT IT COST MORE.

  3. sangsomphil says:

    LOCAL ELECTIONS, A POLITICAL CANDIDATE WILL STAND HANDING OUT MONEY WITH POLICE PROTECTION,FOR VOTES. HE IS FROM BANGKOK.THE AREA KHON KAEN. HE GETS GOVERNMENT MONEY FOR RUNNING KHON KAEN, A PLACE HES ONLY SEEN ONCE.

  4. MsStanleycat says:

    Pawns In The Game is a book by Carr which will give you all the answers how the USA was tricked into a slave relationship with the Illuminati. There is a pdf file on the net for free because the book is hard to find since the government doesn't want anyone to read it!

  5. MsStanleycat says:

    PROPAGANDA!!! Both parties are owned by the Zionist Illuminati. Only truth here is how badly we as a nation are screwed.

  6. @cassidy99ful Ever thought about that most of those are the result of republican pressure and the fact that you are actually already is in tons of shit which bush just delayed by loaning more money with higher rates.

    To be honest obama is like a 2000 republican by the way he is bias to republicans and there proposals. However i have NO doubt that it IS better then the current republicans.

    Now you got better healthcare, fairer pay for women, tiny financial reform etc… finally some improvement

  7. Richard III says:

    @Dasmaster1 yeah,let's see here.higher gas prices,higher food prices,higher unemployment. more wars that we can not afford with no objective or exit strategy.we are 14 trillion dollars in debt and he forces us to pay trillions more for universal healthcare.yeah,I would say that makes him a bad president.he was elected to fix bush's mess and has only made things worse.oh, and let's not forget that guantanimo is still open.how long can people go on blaming bush?this is obamas mess now.

  8. Perhaps its worth pointing out that the hell you have in America right now is because of bush. Its kinda like he used a bank card and keeps buying stuff he dident have money for.

    Then Obama comes into the picture and makes America finally live according to how the situation really is and everyone calls him a bad president?

    You are just an irresponsible shit-head. Take responsibility for your own mess!

  9. Harisdoubled says:

    sadly america dies…(happy earth) 😀

  10. Scott Rockholm says:

    I don't think he can come back. I have saved every threatening message he has sent, and the final letter did him in. I am easy to find as well, and I don't give a rats ass who finds me. They better pack a lunch!

  11. Jim Spielman says:

    Hey Good job, you did us all a service, I wonder what he will surface as next, he posted my personal info around last week, dont bother me, I am easy to find.

  12. Scott Rockholm says:

    I just had Hunterfatass, aka gggfff suspended. After posting threat's, and getting caught, he is a gonner!

  13. Merryman Outdoors says:

    LOL I think this one slipped by me, good job!

  14. Jim Spielman says:

    Ya, he is a real piece of work, he posted all my personal information the other day along with some shit about Michael, he is blocked on my channel.

  15. Scott Rockholm says:

    The gigantic pussy, Hunterassassin, is so chicken shit, he wont even leave his comments up. Hmmm???
    And… he has to change his account how many times???

  16. Chris Rockholm says:

    @ggff551 Come and get some assassin
    Anytime ,anywhere!
    come on stud, don't be afraid, the bite is much worse than the bark.

  17. "REPRESENTATIVES"…..is how it's spelled. other than that….i think we should bring the troops home and say to hell with the middle east.

  18. we live in Australia,and we could even see that comming ……….

  19. Chris Rockholm says:

    Great job! Keep it up.

  20. Scott Rockholm says:

    So very true!
    We must not only get involved, we must encourage our friends, family, neighbors, and complete strangers, to fight now!

    Great Job!

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