Judicial authority

Judicial authority - translated and summarized from Thai Rath, March 12, 2008
Ministry of Justice Permanent Secretary Charan Pakdeethanakul has recently opined that the government should concentrate on the administration of the country, and not interfere with the powers of the law courts and other judicial organizations. I wish to comment that the current People Power Party (PPP) majority government and cabinet - as headed by Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej - should reconsider the manner in which they are running the country. This PPP-led government has already conducted a whole series of transfers of government officials since it was sworn into power. These included the transfers of the Department of Special Investigations (DSI) Chief, the National Police Chief and 30 others. It should be noted that the DSI is directly involved in the investigation of legal proceedings against deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, and I believe that this government is likely to get itself into a great deal of trouble if these transfers compromise the judicial process.
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