Overcrowded Thai Prisons

New Minister of Justice Chaikasem Nitisiri has made the prison overcrowding issue and the updating of laws his prime agendas, during his first day on the job at the Justice Ministry.

Mr. Chaikasem entered the Ministry of Justice on Tuesday afternoon and paid homage to the ministry’s sacred sites, before being welcomed by ministry permanent secretary Kittiphong Kittayarak and senior ministry staff.

The justice minister revealed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had asked him to update the laws based on the opinions of the public and the business sector. He added that he would also like to solve the overcrowding issue at the prisons nationwide.

Furthermore, he aims to tackle corruption by assigning the responsibility to the Office of Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission in line with the government’s policy.

 

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