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By Prachatai |
The court has dismissed a charge filed by Boon Rawd Brewery against Ngamsaenluang Singchaloem over a Facebook post alleging that the company facilitated the use of tear gas by the police during the dispersal of a protest on 17 November 2020.
By Prachatai |
<p>King Vajiralongkorn has deemed Thai Royal Consort Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi &lsquo;unblemished&rsquo;, according to the Royal Gazette. While her official titles have been restored as if they had never been stripped from her, many Thais welcomed her back with unexpected forms of&nbsp;wordplay.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Pizza is unquestionably one of the best things ever happened to mankind. A form of it has been around since ancient times, and it is considered a crime for a person to say &ldquo;I hate pizza.&rdquo; But in Thailand, it is okay to say that. It means you do not want to be in jail for 15 years or longer because &lsquo;pizza&rsquo; in Thai is also a political slang term for the lèse majesté law.&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The hashtag&nbsp;#royalmotorcade&nbsp;has soared on Twitter despite legal restrictions on criticism of the royal family as concerned citizens reported traffic problems caused by a royal motorcade. A twitter user has faced threats over their comments and an activist received a threatening message claimed to be sent by the Palace, but an official at the Bureau of Royal Household&nbsp;said it was unlikely to be from there.&nbsp;</p>
By Genevieve Glatsky |
<div>The editor of a Chiang Mai lifestyle magazine is facing criminal charges for sharing on Facebook a photo of an oil painting that depicted Chiang Mai's three iconic statues of ancient kings wearing face masks in order to promote an anti-air pollution rally.</div> <div> </div> <div>Pim Kemasingki, a Thai-British national who edits the Chiang Mai Citylife magazine, said she found out she was facing charges from the media reports on Friday. </div>
<p>A Thai mining company operating in Myanmar has filed a criminal defamation lawsuit against a Thai journalist for reporting alleged environmental damage.</p> <p>On 14 May 2017, Reporters Without Borders, journalists, and civil society groups from Thailand and Myanmar issued a joint statement to support Pratch Rujivanarom, a Nation Multimedia Group journalist.</p> <p>The group demands that Myanmar Pongpipat Co Ltd (MPC), a Thai mining company operating in Myanmar, withdraw lawsuits filed against Pratch and The Nation.</p>
<p dir="ltr">The police have arrested the host of a TV programme exposing irregularities in food supplies to a prison.</p> <p dir="ltr">On 9 May 2017, according<a href=""> the Manager Online </a>police officers arrested Yutthiyong Limlertwathee, the 51-year-old host of the TV programme ‘Sapha Kafae, Sapha Prachachon’ on ASTV News 1 Channel, at a coffee shop in Wang Thonglang District of Bangkok.</p>
<p>The authorities have accused a politician known for his anti-junta stand of committing a computer crime for posting on Facebook that the missing 1932 Revolution Plaque is a national asset.</p> <p>On 19 April 2017, Pol Gen Srivara Ransibrahmanakul, the Deputy Chief of the Royal Thai Police (RTP), revealed that the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) filed a complaint against Watana Muangsook, a politician from the Pheu Thai Party, for breaching the Computer Crime Act.</p>
By Reporters Without Borders (RSF) |
<div>Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a Thai government ban, imposed yesterday, on any online contact or interaction with three prominent critics of the regime – a foreign journalist and two academics – and urges all Facebook users beyond the government’s reach to share content from the Facebook accounts of these three critics. The ban’s three targets are Andrew MacGregor Marshall, a well-known Scottish journalist who used to be based in Bangkok, and Thai academics Somsak Jeamteerasakul and Pavin Chachavalpongpun. </div>
<p>Overriding the decision of prosecutors to drop charges, police in the Deep South have decided to press ahead with the prosecution of the outspoken niece of a draftee who was tortured to death. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>On 16 March 2017, Naritsarawan Kaewnopparat, the niece of&nbsp;<a href="">Wichian Puaksom</a>, a military conscript who was tortured to death by other soldiers in 2011, submitted a letter to the Office of the Attorney-General at the Government Complex in Bangkok to call for justice.</p>
<p dir="ltr">A police officer has accused a member of the anti-establishment red shirt of defamation after he posted comments to complain about having his house searched without a court warrant.</p> <p>On 15 March 2017, Boribun Kiangwarangkun, a member of a red shirt group in Ban Pong District of Ratchaburi Province,<a href=""> reported to the local police station</a> in the district to listen to accusations against him.</p>