Thai Civics: New Leader, but Votes Are Still for Sale – NYT, November 19, 1996
…When the police burst into a home in rural Buriram Province last year they found what they were looking for: plastic bags containing 11.4 million baht in small bills — worth $456,000 — and stacks of small cards bearing the photographs of three local political candidates.”
“The Buriram trial was considered a landmark, the first time that vote buyers had been called to account. But its message was ambiguous. The husband-and-wife defendants were acquitted because there was no proof of wrongdoing. It is not illegal to keep sacks of money at home. But the money was confiscated because officials said it was obviously intended for illegal payoffs…”
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