Having a bad day ?
You bet. The ex Prime Minister, the Chef, the Cook, the Humiliated took a new blow today, after his downfall 2 weeks ago (read here) : he lost his appeal in a defamation case… 2 years jail term confirmed.
He was granted… bail. His only hope now : the Supreme Court.
The Appeals Court upholds a lower court’s two-year jail term and a guilty verdict in a defamation case against former PM Samak Sundaravej and Dusit Siriwan. The defence is expected to file for another appeal with the Supreme Court within 30 days.
The Appeals Court this morning ruled that the counter argument filed by defendant Samak Sundaravej and Dusit Siriwan were groundless. It decided to uphold the guilty verdict and the jail term handed down by a lower Bangkok Criminal Court.
The Appeals Court however granted bail to both Samak and Dusit. Each of them submitted 200,000 baht worth of assets as collateral. (TOC)
When Samak fell in the cooking show case, I wrote “he’s going back where he belongs : History’s garbages“.
Maybe I should have said : …. jail ?
Don’ get me wrong… I’m not sure the verdict is fair… I mean many people defame on a daily basis other people in Thailand. It’s like a national sport, and because we have so much wrong doings… it’s easy to find (good) ammunitions.
But not everybody is getting convicted with 2 years jail… Far from it.
Therefore, we could share the critics of Bangkok Pundit.
But still, I’m overwhelmed with joy to see the downfall of such a dreadful public personality.
Samak is finished.
And it’s without any doubt a positive point for the country.