How and when Thai justice is applied
Re: “Survey shows little faith in Thai justice system”, National, February 20.
Most people are arrested only because they have they have no influence, or because they didn’t have enough money on them, or because there is a political reason, as with all detentions under the junta.
Likewise, people are arrested on trumped-up charges, such as drugs planted on them in hopes of receiving a bribe, or for speaking out, or for being out of the loop, which is more common for tourists, who don’t have a clue about local customs. In any such situation, the criminal charge rarely reflects reality – an excuse to detain a specific individual.