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By Prachatai |
Prominent Thai figures, including a journalist, academic and artist, have issued declarations, opposing the detention of activists Tantawan Tuatulanon and Nutanon Chaimahabut and calling on the courts to grant them provisional release.
By Prachatai |
<p>Historian Charnvit Kasetsiri, former Rector of Thammasat University, has reported being harassed by a group of men, possibly plainclothes police, who visited him at his condominium building, claiming that he was backing student protests.</p>
<div> <div>An anti-junta historian has reported to the police or sharing a fake news report about a purse of Prayut’s wife. He denied all accusations and observed that this lawsuit was the junta’s effort to silence criticism.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 31 January 2018, Charnvit Kasetsiri, former President of Thammasat University, reported to the police’s Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) to hear a cybercrime charge against him.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The police accused Charnvit of violating Article 14 of the Computer Crime Act. </div></div>
<div> <div>The police have issued a summons for an anti-junta historian and former rector of Thammasat University for sharing a fake news report about a purse of Prayut’s wife.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 23 January 2018, Pol Col Olarn Sukkasem from the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) revealed that investigators had summoned the renowned historian, Charnvit Kasetsiri, to report on Friday.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Charnvit was accused of disseminating forged computer data likely to cause damage to a third party, a violation the Computer Crimes Act. </div></div>
<div> <div>Former Thammasat University rector says he will fight the case if the police accuse him of sharing fake news about the purse of Prayut’s wife.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 17 January 2018, Pol Col Olarn Sukkasem from the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) revealed that he had received an order to prosecute those who publicly share on Facebook the fake news that Naraphon Chan-o-cha, wife of the junta’s leader Prayut Chan-o-cha, carried a luxurious brand name handbag during the visit to the US. </div></div>
<div> <div> <div>Academics have condemned a school in the Northeastern Province of Khon Kaen for requiring kindergarten children to wear military uniforms, saying that it reinforces authoritarianism. A parent pitied her daughter wearing such uniform despite the hot weather of Thailand. </div></div></div>
By Pavin Chachavalpongpun |
<p><img alt="" src="" /></p> <p><span><em>Professor Charnvit Kasetsiri (Left) and Professor Tham Chaloemtiarana (Right)</em></span></p>
<div>Group of academics on Thursday called on the government to resolve the current conflict by holding referendum to amend the constitution, and dissolve the parliament, paving the way for new election.&nbsp;</div> <p></p>
<p class="rteleft">On 8 March, Pridi Banomyong International College of Thammasat University organized a seminar entitled 'Thai-Cambodian Conflict: Nature and Solutions'.&nbsp; See video clip of Charnvit Kasetsiri, former Thammasat Rector and currently senior researcher at the Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore.&nbsp; More clips of this event will follow soon.</p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation |
<p>The government's claim that an anti-monarchist movement aims to overthrow the monarchy may backfire and negatively affect the institution unless the Abhisit Vejjajiva government produces evidence soon to back up the allegation, noted historian and former rector of Thammasat University Charnvit Kasetsiri has warned.</p>