You want to know why the thai “justice” system is totally twisted and inane ? And why It could lead, someday, to a violent reaction within the thai population ?
The Criminal Court yesterday sentenced a former postoffice official to 50 years in jail for embezzling nearly Bt300,000.
Komkrit “Soranat” Wongsasing took Bt299,674 from 24 money orders between November 16, 2000 and March 2, 2001 when processing money orders at Dusit Post Office.
Komkrit, 32, has returned the money to Cat Telecom, which organises money orders via post offices.
“I was too young to realise I was doing wrong. I was worried about taking care of my elderly parents,” he said.
Because Komkrit pleaded guilty, the court commuted his sentence from 100 years. He was convicted of abuse of authority and corruption. Komkrit was arrested on November 18 last year. (Nation)
Everything in this news is absurd :
-crime committed in 2001, but the guy was arrested… 7 years later
-the enormity of the sentence (100 years !) compared to the stolen amount (8500 USD)
-and the money was not lost, he gave it back.
I mean… it’s hopeless. Rich people, murderers get away with bails, light or no sentence at all… but this poor sucker got 50 years…