Tag Archives: Thailand

ASEAN counter-terror weaknesses

This article notes increasing Islamic State terrorist activity in Southeast Asia and identifies several structural and practical impediments to developing an effective regional response through ASEAN, including slow processes, lack of practical action, and unresolved border disputes. Advertisements

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Role of parliament in police governance

Here is a link to a new volume from the respected Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces on the role of parliament in police governance. The book provides and compares case studies from 8 countries in Asia … Continue reading

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Third Strategic Meeting on Payment Card Fraud

Representatives of 4 EU countries and 8 ASEAN countries recently met in Bangkok to exchange information on frauds associated with non-cash transactions, including payment cards and ATMs. According to this announcement, “experts presented new and so far unreported modus operandi … Continue reading

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Lack of reforms in Thailand

This article reports that police reforms promised after Thailand’s military coup in 2014 have failed to materialize. According to a former deputy chief, “We are in a crisis. First it is the people who lost faith in the police. This … Continue reading

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Police reform in Thailand

This op-ed criticizes the current military government in Thailand for failing to accept responsibility for reforming the police, passing the buck instead to the next civilian government. The column notes that “people view the police as the most tainted group … Continue reading

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Intrigue in Thailand

Three top-ranking police officials in Thailand have been charged with serious misconduct including royal defamation and corruption. This article explains that the charges may represent real reforms or merely an effort by the military, following its coup, to weaken the … Continue reading

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Further Met probe likely

An independent report to the Home Office has revived allegations that at least one of the Metropolitan Police detectives involved in the investigation of the 1993 racially-motivated murder of Stephen Lawrence in London may have had a corrupt relationship with … Continue reading

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