It does not take a degree in criminal law to see unprofessional behavior being used when bringing serious charges against Thailand’s former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. When the people bringing charges start pumping up numbers and ignoring several important things that must be considered, few conclusions can be seen as motive, and the one that is biggest is political motivation.
For anyone who wants to see how not to act professional, all you need do is turn your attention to DSI director-general Tarit Pengdith. The discussion of cases that are under investigation is about as un professional as you can get. For comparison it is right up there with a doctor publishing a person’s private medical records on the Internet. So in an attempt to blemish the name and reputation of former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, Tarit Pengdith has shown his hand and that will simply remove any credibility he may have.
So it is important to lay out a few key facts that are over looked and no doubt will come to light in court, that is if it actually gets that far.
In no particular order;
- A state of emergency was in place at the time of the alleged murder(s).
- Then Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva sought guidance and authorization from the court to disburse the illegal Red Shirt crowd. That authorization was given by the court to restore order.
- The Red Shirts were the first to fire on and kill a member of the military. At the time the military were not armed with any weapons other than shields and batons. No lethal weapons were being used.
- Because the Red Shirts were first to kill, the military changed from offensive to defensive and so any shooting of protesters in a no go live fire area were seen as a potential threat to the military.
- Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva followed and exceeded the international standards when it comes to disbursing riots and crowds. He was much more lenient than required.
However none of this was considered when bringing charges against Abhisit. The fact that the military was in a defensive posture and that a well marked no go live fire buffer area was established would most certainty alone bring a quick end to any murder charges. You don’t need to be a lawyer to understand that. In fact it is hard not to be sarcastic when you point out that established and documented fact.
So unfortunately now, this pressure attempt to alter the path of politics in Thailand has lost all credibility. We don’t even need to say much more as it would just be a waste of disk space this entry is hosted on. The only thing we can say is, although not proven as yet, but this does follow past examples of Thaksin Shinawatra, and he is likely the only person who would benefit by seeing Abhisit out of the way.