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Posted 2012-11-02 14:58:18
Prime Minister Highlights the Importance of the Rule of Law
BANGKOK: -- Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has stressed the importance of the rule of law, saying that it is the foundation of domestic legal order that helps support social stability.
The Prime Minister spoke about the rule of law in her remarks at the 17th Annual Conference and General Meeting of the International Association of Prosecutors.
The event, scheduled for 28 October – 2 November 2012, takes place at the Bangkok Convention Center, CentralWorld, in Bangkok, with 200 participants from 70 countries. The theme of the conference is “Transnational Organized Crime.”
In her remarks, Prime Minister Yingluck stated that the rule of law is fundamental to democracy since it ensures that the rights and liberties of all individuals are protected. On the international front, the rule of law is vital to peaceful relations between all nations.
As for Thailand, she said, building a stable democracy is important for national reconciliation to happen, which would make it possible to build a better quality of life through sustainable economic growth and development. Without a transparent and effective rule of law, the process will be disrupted.
But for the rule of law to be effective, the Prime Minister pointed out that it must be based on a number of factors. One of the most important is equality before the law and equal treatment under the law. People must truly feel that they are being treated equally and fairly. This is why strengthening the rule of law is an important priority of the present Thai government. It has been applied to many important issues, from political conflicts to violence in the southern border provinces.
Prime Minister Yingluck also explained that the rule of law can lead to business growth. Effective enforcement of legal contracts, which promotes transparency and creates a level playing field for all, is essential to the growth in business and investment. Without legal certainty, there is a higher risk for investments. She said that her government would work under this principle and apply it to its plan to invest 74 billion US dollars in major infrastructure and logistics projects, in which international firms have been invited to participate.
Prime Minister Yingluck also touched on the critical role of public prosecutors who are required to provide unbiased judgment to protect people from criminals, provide compensation to victims of crimes, and, most importantly, to guarantee the rights and freedoms of people.
In other words, she said, public prosecutors are central to promoting the rule of law, effective legal enforcement and the promotion of social order while respecting the rights of the people. Their actions help enforce the law and ensure respect for the rule of law. It is important that all countries continue to support development of public prosecutors with the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.
-- NNT 2012-11-02
Posted 2012-11-02 15:18:04
And then she added that her brother's passport would be withdrawn with immediate effect and those who delivered it would be severely reprimanded and removed from their posts to set an example.
Posted 2012-11-02 15:20:02
Then why is it only selectively applied in Thailand? Rule of law? That's a joke. Unless you drive Ferrari's - do drugs and murder, murder rivals in night clubs and are the son of Police, or perhaps are a brother of the PM and milk a country of billions - then by all means, go ahead and apply equality of law and prove your ridiculous statements. Just another attack of verbal diarrhea. Keep taking the pills, you'll get over it.
Posted 2012-11-02 15:22:16
What a hypocrite. Who is she trying to fool with this importance of rule of law BS? Her one and only mission is to help her brother by changing all laws on its way.
How about the arrest warrants that are outstanding? Is the police going to arrest her brother now?
Edited by Nickymaster, 2012-11-02 15:26:19.
Posted 2012-11-02 15:22:28
Is this the day 1 of law enforcement, now?
Or, because it is part of democracy, has more or less nothing to do, with the Thai way of 'Rule of Money'?
Posted 2012-11-02 15:24:23
That´s cute, coming from someone that would be nothing without the "benefit" of corruption, abuse of power and flaunting of the laws.
Posted 2012-11-02 16:08:54
Typical Shinawatra - pays lip-service and lies through her teeth.
Posted 2012-11-02 16:21:06
Rule of Law indeed.....This is akin to Chalerm giving a public service anouncment on the responsible use of ear-infection medication.
Posted 2012-11-02 16:26:27
Were her fingers crossed while she made this whole speech. Did the crowd manage to keep a straight face during the speech.
Posted 2012-11-02 16:39:29
Can Thai people be so stupid, as to believe all this BULL SH!T coming out of this government? Seems so!
Posted 2012-11-02 16:46:32
I look forward to her honest answers in the up-coming no-confidence motion, though disappointment won't be surprising.
Posted 2012-11-02 16:48:22
But for the rule of law to be effective, the Prime Minister pointed out that it must be based on a number of factors. One of the most important is equality before the law and equal treatment under the law. People must truly feel that they are being treated equally and fairly.
The red thugs that are rotting in jail while the "red thug leaders that instructed them to commit the crimes they are serving time for" are living a life of luxury and have MP status, are not going to be happy with this statement. But hey the rule of law is dependant on if the Shinawatra owes you or you owe them. In the latter case sorry Charlie you are on your own.
Posted 2012-11-02 16:51:58
Yingluck give an honest answer?
Posted 2012-11-02 16:53:55
Which goes so far to explain why her PM's Office Minister is convicted of crimes related to the lottery...
And that assorted Senators are filing charges against his very presence.
Yeah right rule of law.
the best law a brother can buy.
Posted 2012-11-02 17:50:52
"But for the rule of law to be effective, the Prime Minister pointed out that it must be based on a number of factors. One of the most important is equality before the law and equal treatment under the law."
No it isn't! That doesn't even come in the top 10!
What does is having an unbent force, along with its leaders, that implement the laws though!!
Posted 2012-11-02 18:18:22
The sad thing is that she says this with sincerity, as if all the charges against her brother are completely fabricated and he's as innocent as a lamb, if only he had his friends in the judiciary, that's the problem with these Shinawatras and why they can't get along with others, they live in another world.
Posted 2012-11-02 18:36:56
It should be, but it's one of many from PTP circus
Posted 2012-11-02 18:44:30
International Association of Prosecutors
I do hope she was pushing for greater cooperation in the implementation of International Arrest Warrants, so that Thailands No1 fugitive may be returned to face outstanding charges and serve time for the offenses he has already been convicted of.
Posted 2012-11-02 18:47:07
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