- Posted January 27, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
When Corruption is not Deplorable.
Chula Engineers to Reform Thailand.
Reuter News Agency shown the pictures of Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand's former PM, walking out of a hotel in Singapore, accompanied by his daughter, with his right hand heavily bandaged.
The reporter noted that he recently had an operation done to fix his recurring problem of dislocated finger joints.
This event in itself has no significant meanings if it were somebody else other than the fugitive billionaire, one of the greatest corrupter the world has ever seen.
Thaksin was well known throughout the world and especially in this part of Asia. His record of human rights abuse and atrocity toward Thai people that do not agree with him are well published.
It should come as a surprise that Singapore, the nation that often boasted that it has a practically corruption free system of government, turn a blinded eye on the Great Corrupter from the north. Singapore has a very strict law against corruption. As a matter of fact, may be the strictest one in the world. A bus driver was sentenced to 9 years in prison for just a proven guilty of a theft of one Singaporean Dollar.
It is absurd that Singapore welcomes this most notorious corrupter, murderer, human-rights abuser with open arm. Does the Singapore's authority not know anything about Thaksin at all ? Or is Singapore the same as any other hypocrite nation that value their material gain above all else.
Singapore has been trying to created and maintained its good image for decades. The Singapore Government needs to clarify its policy. Never mind the murderous actions. Is corruption the most deplorable act or not?