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Taya Kitiyakra, (Dr. M.L.)

August 30, 2018

Taya Kitiyakra, M.D. is a doctor, working in a teaching hospital, Ramathibodi hospital, Mahidol university. His job includes clinical duties, teaching students and other doctors and also medical research. He has been involved in some anticorruption activities for the last few years and would like to learn more about reforming the Criminal Justice system and good governance. He thinks one of the major problems with corruption that people (and anticorruption organizations) do not talk about in Thailand is the criminal justice system and the police. At the moment, there is a clause in the constitution that mandates police reform, so the issue might become more open. He thinks the problem with police systems is quite widespread in many countries, from looking at the TI surveys and from books like the Locust effect, and Thieves of state. In many aspects of politics, there is an international measure to compare countries, whether it’s the Corruption Perception Index, the Freedom House measure of free speech, the Human trafficking report or Human rights score card, etc.