Re: “Institute denies claims it picks elite over those qualified for courses”, National, July 9.
News that King Prajadhipok’s Institute has been accused of promoting networking among participants on its courses is worrying.
About six decades ago, an institute of a similar nature was founded in Thailand to offer education and training to combined groups of military officers, bureaucrats and businesspeople with the aim of strengthening the so-called “national defence” mechanism.
Since then, members of these groups have become so “well-acquainted” with one another that corruption in our country has soared to an unprecedented level.
Graft in our country remains deep-rooted and endemic.
Hence, the Prayut Chan-o-cha government should see to it that institutions do not add more to the pile of problems that the country is already facing.