Spectres Stalking the Land of Smiles

What is the most serious problem facing Thailand today? Why, clearly, it is the spectre of foreign criminals stalking the Land of Smiles corrupting innocent local people. So, at least, we are to suppose from this story on Police Lieutenant General Wuthi Liptapallop*, who has become head of the Immigration Bureau. He talks a good game but only time will tell whether this will amount to more than continued persecution of undocumented migrant workers, sex workers and continually asking foreigners to produce their passports.

* Any relation to the similar sounding Liptapanlop? Apparently so. Funny how often it happens that so many members of influential families are so talented that they all achieve high office.

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JW has been one of the first contributors to this blog before he gave up on it all in April 2010, during a time when Thai society got more and more polarized about political matters because of red-shirt protesters.

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