Army must be accountableThe Royal Thai Army (RTA), one of the country's most powerful institutions, last week marked Thai Armed Forces Day, a day when it showcased its strength and solidarity. In fact, the carnage by Jakrapanth escalated the calls for reform in the RTA which the former army commander pledged to comply with. In addition, activist lawyers alleged there has been the illegal allocation of over 70,000 rai of forest land in Nakhon Ratchasima for a real estate project involving senior army officers. Army spokesman Maj Gen Santipong Thampiya did not disclose the details of the RTA's investigation into the case. Why should the public trust a force of armed men who can barely be transparent in their affairs?
Source: Bangkok Post January 23, 2021 22:07 UTC