Regime must forget 'face' and do right thing
'Face" remains an aspect of Thai culture that often poses an obstacle to attempts to resolve various sticky problems.
In the ongoing controversy over its housing project in Chiang Mai, the judiciary has been put on the defensive by accusations it has defaced a forest ecosystem and desecrated a revered mountain.
But the judiciary has the law on its side. And for a branch of government that uses laws to make decisions on a daily basis, doing things by the book is paramount.
Freelance Reporter and Managing Editor of Milky Way Press.