Whistleblowing In Thailand: Anti-Corruption Policy In Thailand And A Whistleblower Protection Measure
Published 2017 · Political Science
Srisombat analyzes the first whistleblowing case where the whistleblower obtained protection from the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC). The author addresses the efforts of a whistleblower to prevent the Union Power Development Company from building a coal power plant and other environmentally destructive projects. The chapter also draws attention to the social impact this case caused in the public as the whistleblower initiated a crusade for her community’s right to protect the environment. Srisombat highlights the role of mass media coverage (i.e. newspaper) and strong evidence (i.e. a complaint file). Although the whistleblower was sent to the prison because of her denunciations, her case influenced the implementation of witness protection.