No thought of ‘moral hazard’ when encouraging police to kill drug dealers 

opinion May 22, 2017 01:00

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I would have thought that one of the most serious considerations in nationally adopting the policy, in the Philippines now and in Thailand a few years ago, of encouraging the police to randomly gun down anyone suspected of being involved in or connected with the drug trade, is simply not fully taken into account.



I refer, of course, of the effect on the general moral fibre of the nation’s police force after several years of being allowed to shoot 

citizens dead without fear of recrimination.

Tony Ash

Cha Am