Thailand: New Law Must Rake in All Corrupt Figures

The recent National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has decided to approve a law on criminal procedures for holders of political positions that has drawn flak from the general public as it abolishes the statue of limitations for fugitive suspects and grants power to the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions, which would allow cases which have gone to court.

In summary, this mean that cases which have gone to court and even had verdicts issued could be reviewed retrospectively. While the law would force politicians to reconsider commiting any unethical acts, critics have expressed negative views, citing the law as a reactionary legislation against former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra who fled the judicial process after receiving a two year jail term for abuse of power.

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