ThaiVisa had this headline in a feed I read from them, “War on Drugs to start on April 2”
If you remember the war on drugs from previous years you’ll recall there were somewhere in the neighborhood (no good numbers) of 2,000 people dying all over Thailand as a result of Thai police having target practice in the streets!
Human rights activists cried about it later, but how much good did that do? If this quote is right from the nation – they say, they want Thai police to be tough and IGNORE the concerns of human rights activists?
It’s times like these that you can get a glimpse of what those running the country are really like. Usually this kind of thing goes on all the time, but every once in a while – they announce it to the country and the public sees it on a much wider scale than usual.
If you know anyone doing drugs in the country – or on the police shite list you might want to suggest a trip to Laos for a month or so. A year?
They pulled a clip from the nation,
War on drugs to start on April 2
BANGKOK: — The government will launch its war on drug on April 2 and mobilise all units to crack down on illicit drugs for 90 days, Interior Minister Chalerm Yoobamrun said on Wednesday.
Chalerm said he was aware of a difficult fight ahead but expected cut down the trafficking. He called for strict law enforcement without heeding the concern of human right advocates.
— The Nation 2008-03-26
I never do this, but there are some VERY interesting comments at ThaiVisa forum about this subject… I find forums so filled with extraneous shite that it’s like separating salt from pepper with a toothpick. So far at least the forum is right on and offers some good suggestions as to the reason for Thailand’s “War on Drugs” this year.