Learning from Thaksin’s mistakes

Learning from mistakes – inquirer.net, October 1, 2016
…It was Thaksin’s popularly elected, civilian government that launched a violent war on drug criminals. With vastly greater weapons for that war, a military junta is now deliberately moderating the use of violence and shifting the drug policy from a mainly police perspective. Its pragmatic approach to the problem, calculating the costs and benefits of conducting the war, has led it to a more holistic approach that recognizes drugs as a health and social problem.
PRRD should have no qualms about learning from Thailand’s failed drug policy.

Also: How many died in the drug purges?
More on Thaksin’s war on drugs

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