Regime must forget 'face' and do right thing

Regime must forget 'face' and do right thing

An image from Google Maps shows the judges' housing complex at the foot of Doi Suthep National Park. PHOTO by GOOGLE MAPS
An image from Google Maps shows the judges' housing complex at the foot of Doi Suthep National Park. PHOTO by GOOGLE MAPS

'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.

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Wasant Techawongtham

Freelance Reporter

Freelance Reporter and Managing Editor of Milky Way Press.

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