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    Re: Thaksin guilty in Rachadapisek land case: Sentenced to prison.

    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Don View Post
    Thaksin says he expected guilty verdict


    Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra told a Reuters reporter that he had expected a guilty verdict in the land purchase case.

    The reporter, Nopporn Wong-anant, made a long distance phone call to interview the former prime minister after the conviction ruling.

    "No worry. It's political and you know how Thai politics is like," Nopporn quoted Thaksin as saying.

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    Of course he expected a guilty verdict, that's why he jumped bail and fled.
    Also, if he has no worries, why not come back ? He pled not guilty at one hearing so he should come back to fight the charges.
    I guess when you have your assets frozen it's hard to make a decent size payoff.
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    Re: Thaksin guilty in Rachadapisek land case: Sentenced to prison.

    Quote Originally Posted by mangomike View Post
    I guess when you have your assets frozen it's hard to make a decent size payoff.
    That is exactly it, I think, Mike. Just wondering how he is going to get around the "no foreign donations to British political parties" rule here in able to stay. Maybe he will buy a peerage!
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    Re: Thaksin guilty in Rachadapisek land case: Sentenced to prison.

    The thing is, which policitian isn't guilty of "corruption" in Thailand? If you look back, which PM in the history of Thailand can proudly proclaim himself upright and corruption free? Thaksin had once said, "Corruption is a way of life in Thailand.". At least he is honest to admit it.

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    Re: Thaksin guilty in Rachadapisek land case: Sentenced to prison.

    True-but he is accusing the Supreme Court-which most observers see as relatively "clean"- of being influenced politically (bet he would not be doing that if they had found him innocent! )
    It's sour grapes-even with a son-in-law as PM he could not escape the rap!

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    Re: Thaksin guilty in Rachadapisek land case: Sentenced to prison.

    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Don View Post
    True-but he is accusing the Supreme Court-which most observers see as relatively "clean"- of being influenced politically (bet he would not be doing that if they had found him innocent! )
    It's sour grapes-even with a son-in-law as PM he could not escape the rap!

    It is policitically inspired. If Thaksin didn't step on the wrong foot, no one will even question him. Its a matter of wanting to look into it or not by the authorities. If the authorities seriously look into any Thai policitians for corruption, their cabinet should be empty by tomorrow. Just like how someone pointed out why did that honest looking Surayut has a resort in a Natural Reserve.. why isn't there any follow up now? And of cos the Bangkok fire-engines scandals... Corruption is real in Thailand and everyone doing business in Thailand has one way or another experienced it. Personally, I won't be surprised if the "snack bag" incident used to be usual practise in the past and its just too bad its not working this time for Thaksin and gang.

    BTW, it doesn't mean I'm saying Thaksin is not guilty. I'm sure he is gulty as charged and probably guilty of many other things as well.
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    Re: Thaksin guilty in Rachadapisek land case: Sentenced to prison.

    I agree with you-all of them should be hauled into court and sent to prison for a long time if guilty for the good of the country and a warning to others. Thaksin's mistake was running the country like he ran his corporation-he thought he could do anything without question and get away with it -"war on drugs" deaths , for example. This is where he went wrong and this why he is where he is today. To that extent it is politically inspired-it is a warning that nobody is above the law all of the time and upset too many hi-so's and senior military you will be brought down.

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    Re: Thaksin guilty in Rachadapisek land case: Sentenced to prison.

    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Don View Post
    I agree with you-all of them should be hauled into court and sent to prison for a long time if guilty for the good of the country and a warning to others. Thaksin's mistake was running the country like he ran his corporation-he thought he could do anything without question and get away with it -"war on drugs" deaths , for example. This is where he went wrong and this why he is where he is today. To that extent it is politically inspired-it is a warning that nobody is above the law all of the time and upset too many hi-so's and senior military you will be brought down.
    Sadly, everyone here knows this isn't "a war against corruption." It is a war against Thaksin and his associates. Corruption is still here to stay and if you want a piece of that mega project, you better prepare lots of snack boxes.

    The hi-sos still rule the land. The rule is, when there's a hi-so, there's a even higher-so. Just make sure you are the highest-so when you decided to jump around like a monkey in a club, stepping on others' foot.

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