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Five Immigration Bureau police officers face 15 years in prison for kidnapping two Chinese men and a Thai interpreter in March last year for a ransom of 10 million baht. A Thai man who aided the corrupt police operation faces 10 years in prison. The Thai interpreter, 38 year old Namee Saelee, filed a complaint against … …

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49 minutes ago, Fanta said:

Only 15 years? That’s outrageous. It should be double the typical sentence because they are police. 

yeap, amazing. The scary part is the total impunity these guys enjoy to commit such crimes. And if it was not the bravery of the Thai interpreter, they would have gone away with it, god knows how many times they and others have before. I wouldn't like to be in this Thai interpreter's shoes now, having to look over his shoulder for the rest of his life.

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8 hours ago, Manu said:

The scary part is the total impunity these guys enjoy to commit such crimes.

The reason for the total impunity is the rarity of anyone actually getting caught and the normalisation of 'cover ups' in such cases due to the institutional corruption that is spread like a cancer through Thai society in general and the Royal Thai Police in particular

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37 minutes ago, ChrisS said:

The reason for the total impunity is the rarity of anyone actually getting caught and the normalisation of 'cover ups' in such cases due to the institutional corruption that is spread like a cancer through Thai society in general and the Royal Thai Police in particular

Unfortunately I have to agree with you. Sad but true. 

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