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Justice minister stands firm on legalising ya ba
« on: June 18, 2016, 04:30:44 PM »
The reason for such a move as given by Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya is: The drug in question is "not severe as alcohol and tobacco"

Justice minister stands firm on legalising ya ba

In defence of legalising methamphetamine, Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya says that jailing small-time traffickers and users does more harm than good as they might become more serious criminals.

In response to critics of his proposal to reclassify methamphetamine as a normal drug, Gen Paiboon said on Friday that although the government had tried to arrest producers of drugs and precursors, efforts to crack down on narcotics had led to the arrests of traffickers and users in such large numbers that jails were overcrowded.

When the inmates are released, many posed social problems as they returned to using drugs or expanding their criminal networks, the minister said.

As it was impossible to eliminate narcotics, there should be a proper way to live with them, Gen Paiboon said, while admitting that his idea had yet to be studied thoroughly.

In any case, he said society should consider the options and also consider the fact that liquor, cigarettes and coffee, which are also addictive products with neurological impacts, are sold and consumed legally.

The Office of the Narcotics Control Board is studying whether present laws impose too harsh punishments on drug traffickers and users, he added.

According to reports, some 140 prisons nationwide are overcrowded with more than 317,000 inmates, two-thirds of whom are serving narcotics-related sentences.

Some health experts recently warned that delisting methamphetamine from the category of dangerous illicit narcotics could increase the improper use of the drug. However, they support the idea of rehabilitating drug abusers instead of jailing them.

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

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Re: Justice minister stands firm on legalising ya ba
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 05:39:57 PM »
legalising ya ba,not a chance in manilla,as the Bodies pile up as Filipino police get tough on drugs
the earliest light of day

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Re: No legalization of narcotic drugs
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2016, 01:07:33 PM »
Gen Paiboon: No legalization of narcotic drugs

 The government will not legalise narcotics drugs but will put more emphasis on rehabilitating drug addicts with the Ministry of Public Health as the lead organization in dealing with the addicts, Justice Minister Paiboon Kumchaya said on Wednesday.

He disclosed that several governments in the world had changed their perception towards narcotics drugs by legalizing some narcotic drugs and scrapping death penalty for narcotics trafficking while treating addicts as patients instead of criminals deserving penalties.

At the United Nations General Assembly last year, the minister said Thailand told the assembly that he was not ready to legalize narcotic drugs but had made drug addiction social and health issues.

He said that most governments had realized that waging war against drug abuses in the past 20 plus years was a failure as the problem has not eased but tends to escalate – hence the change of perception towards the drugs.

Thailand, said the minister, has amended narcotic law to the effect that penalties to be meted out against the culprits should be in proportion to their crime. He added that the government disagreed with death penalty for serious drug offenders.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.