On behalf Thai scholarship students in Perth, I have written this note to congratulate Thai populations who faced with 'bloodless' of the millitary coup yesterday.

From now on, an major evoluation will begin in a democratic direction toward the public voices and powers. 

ปิดฉาก 5 ปีใต้เงาระบอบทักษิณที่นำมาซึ่งความแตกแยกอย่างรุนแรงในสังคม กระทั่งสุ่มเสี่ยงต่อการเสียดินแดน สูญเสียเอกราชและความมั่นคงของชาติ ไม่ว่าจะเป็นปัญหา 3 จังหวัดชายแดนภาคใต้ คอร์รัปชั่น ครอบงำองค์กรอิสระ หมิ่นเหม่ต่อการหมิ่นพระมหากษัตริย์ ทีมนักวิชาการอาวุโสเตรียมเสนอแนวทางฟื้นฟูชาติอย่างเร่งด่วนในทุกด้าน 

โดย ผู้จัดการออนไลน์20 กันยายน 2549 18:28 น.

"...an anti-corruption strategy that includes a governance program...aims at empowering  individuals, communities, and governments...(p. 2)"

Statements of Mr. Pino Arlacchi at the opening session of the ISPAC Conference on "Responding to the Challenge of Corruption", Milono November 19, 1999 as follows:

First, the basic institution of good governance needs to be strengthened. At the head of this list is the judiciary, which is itself the guardian of laws and integrity. But if the judiciary is itself corrupt, the problem is compounded and the public at large without rule of law.

Second, the capacity and integrity of enforcement need to be enhanced. The best law has no value if it is not enforced. The best judges and magistrates are wasted if cases are never brought to them. Good investigations are wasted effort if the judge or magistrate is corrupt.

Third, a government needs to put in place a solid set of preventive tools. Codes of conduct and strong independent oversight bodies can help ensure that the acceptable standards of behabiour are respected in both the private and public sector. Political leaders in all branches of government, legislative and judiciary can be required to have transparency in their own financial dealings through asset disclosure for themselves and their family members.

Fourth, the public needs to be educated on the advantages of good governance and participate in promoting it. The public itself bears a large share of responsibility for insisting on honesty and integrity in government and business. The public needs to learn: (a) not to let anybody buy their vote; (b) not to pay bribes themselves; (c) to report incidents of corruption to the authorities; and (d) to teach their children the right values; e.g. that integrity is good and corruption is bad.

Please take home message to all readers...we should be promoting and educating both young and old generations to understand how bad and long term impact of the political corruption is. This is one kind of citizenship as a leisure and social participation in further enhancement of health and well-being for Thai populations.