Regime favours finale fight on methamphetamine

Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya has due that ya ba (methamphetamines) be taken off a dangerous unlawful narcotics list and put underneath a normal drugs difficulty as stream measures to conceal a drugs have failed.

However, if and when a drugs are to be taken off a list, all agencies will have to work out measures to safeguard that a distribution, sale and use of a drugs are particularly controlled, Gen Paiboon said.

He done a offer Wednesday during a assembly that discussed a formula of a 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS), bettering a recommendations to understanding with drug problems in Thailand. The Supreme Court boss Veerapol Tungsuwan was a orator during a assembly and he echoed Gen Paiboon’s opinion.

Addressing a meeting, Gen Paiboon pronounced a universe has fought a fight on drugs over a past 28 years, though achieved little. Several countries have now altered their proceed to traffic with drugs and have deliberate how to adjust and live with drugs, instead of stability a normal approach.

Justice Minister Gen Paiboon Koomchaya repelled a nation Wednesday with a offer to stop criminalising methamphetamines. (Photo by Pattanapong Hirunard)

“The universe has now surrendered to drugs, and has come to consider of how to live with drugs. It is like a male pang from cancer and carrying no heal and he has to live a happy life with a cancer,” Gen Paiboon said.

Numerous countries have discussed solutions to a drug problem in terms of looking after drug users and defence their rights, a apportion said.

Gen Paiboon pronounced Thailand is among several countries that supports a thought of a proportional punishment for drug offences involving a use of amphetamine-type stimulants, as good as alternatives to imprisonment.

Many countries have adopted such ideas, though Thailand has unsuccessful to exercise them since a country’s drug laws still have certain stipulations and need to be nice to accommodate these measures, Gen Paiboon said. A check was drawn adult to remodel a complement of drug laws and has perceived a publicity of a cabinet. The check will be tabled to a National Legislative Assembly for deliberation, Gen Paiboon said.

The check would concede a courts of probity to establish either a drug delinquent deserves punishments such as a jail tenure or a excellent that is reduction serious than a smallest penalties stipulated by law. He pronounced a standing of methamphetamines or ya ba should be altered from a serious to a normal drug. Citing medical studies, Gen Paiboon pronounced methamphetamines’s effects on health are reduction damaging than those of ethanol and cigarettes.

The Justice Ministry will reason discussions with a Public Health Ministry, a courts of probity and prosecutors, and other agencies to rectify a law and find ways to take methamphetamines off a narcotics list.

Mr Veerapol told a assembly that Thailand has unsuccessful in a bid to use oppressive authorised measures opposite drug abuse and drug trafficking. Despite a oppressive measures, a drug problem has continued unabated. More than half of about 270,000 authorised cases tentative in probity are drugs-related, Mr Veerapol said. The Supreme Court boss also certified that several agencies, including a courts of justice, have still unsuccessful to work together to residence a drug problem.

Under a law, drug addicts are now treated as patients as partial of a pierce to urge measures to understanding with a problem, he said.

However, a drug user who possesses 15 methamphetamine pills or some-more is deliberate a drug play and is probable for a same punishment imposed on drug dealers, Mr Veerapol said.

Pol Lt Gen Rewat Klinkesorn, arch of a Narcotics Suppression Bureau, pronounced a military need to follow supervision policy.

Prateep Ungsongtham Hata, a Duang Prateep Foundation’s secretary-general, warned that if methamphetamines are private from a narcotics list and put in a normal drugs category, there will be an boost in a drug supply and an boost in demand.

Their prices might dump due to aloft competition, pronounced Ms Prateep, who has been battling unlawful drugs in a Klong Toey dive village in Bangkok.

Ms Prateep, a 1978 Ramon Magsaysay Award winner, pronounced she wanted to see Gen Paiboon come adult with skeleton to teach Thais about a dangers of methamphetamine abuse.

She also doubtful Gen Paiboon’s explain that methamphetamines are reduction damaging than ethanol and cigarettes.

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