Security is paramount at airports

A one-hour delay in getting through immigration at a peak traffic period is merely the process of normal security. (Bangkok Post file photo)

The past week has been an eventful one filled with so many issues one can pick to write about -- the one-month ban for red shirt-linked Peace TV, our highly effective Royal Thai Police finally managing to translate the charges against Red Bull scion Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, and the long waits for tourists at both Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports.

Peace TV is going off air right when there is a fear of possible deviation from what the military regime wants. It was also banned when the referendum was being held and its latest ban came 15 days before the verdict in Yingluck Shinawatra's rice-pledging case.

The case of Mr Vorayuth is an interesting one. It seems laws are being twisted to prosecute politicians but cases such as hit-and-runs that cause death are being allowed to go away silently as authorities argue that current laws have statutory limits. If laws can be changed for political cases, then why can they not be changed for others? After all, there are so many fraud and criminal cases that have greater value than the 738 million baht that was involved in the political case that prompted the law to be changed.

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