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Confirmation of Deputy Minister despite conviction draws derision


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Though not unexpected, the decision yesterday to allow Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompow to keep his status in spite of an Australian drug conviction in the 1990s still drew plenty of outrage and backlash. In what some called Thailand’s lowest point, allowing the minister to keep his post may set a damning precedent regarding Thailand’s international obligations such as extradition and recognizing the laws of other countries. Many argue that allowing a convicted criminal abroad to hold public office in Thailand may damage Thailand’s international reputation. Political scientists point to the verdict of the Constitutional Court yesterday as undermining Thailand’s […]

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