30 Jan 2024
The Bangkok North Municipal Court has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against Move Forward Party MP Rukchanok Srinork by two former Nation TV anchors on the ground that the two presenters are public figures and so can be criticized.
9 Nov 2023
The Criminal Court yesterday (8 November) dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against Prachatai by Sondhi Limthongkul, former leader of the People's Alliance for Democracy and founder of ASTV media group, who claimed that Prachatai misrepresented his views and implied that he supported a military coup.
12 Jul 2023
The courts have accepted a defamation lawsuit against Rangsiman Rome for publicly disclosing the record of a parliamentary debate in which he alleged that Senator Upakit Pachariyangkun was involved in money laundering.
26 Jun 2023
A defamation lawsuit filed against political scientist Kullada Kesboonchoo Mead by descendants of Rangsit Prayurasakdi, Prince of Chai Nat, over a PhD thesis and books written by Kullada’s former advisee, Nattapol Chaiching, has been dropped. Meanwhile, the Rangsit clan is to proceed with its lawsuits against Nattapol and his publisher Same Sky Books.
23 Jun 2023
Senator Upakit Pachariyangkun has filed another defamation lawsuit against Move Forward Party MP Rangsiman Rome for speaking about Upakit’s business links to Tun Min Latt, a Myanmar tycoon with close ties to coup leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, his alleged involvement in drug trafficking and money laundering, and mishandling of charges filed against him.
8 Jun 2023
The electricity company Gulf Energy Development has filed a defamation lawsuit against two members of the Thai Sang Thai party over a press conference about rising electricity costs.
29 May 2023
The electricity company Gulf Energy Development has filed a defamation lawsuit against academic Sarinee Achavanuntakul, a critic of energy monopolies and advocate of good governance in business in Thailand.
16 Mar 2023
Prosecutors in Thailand should immediately drop criminal defamation charges brought against three human rights defenders by Thammakaset Company for their support of other activists facing criminal charges, and the Thai government should repeal criminal defamation law and strengthen anti-SLAPP measures, said Human Rights Watch.
19 Feb 2023
Senator Upakit Pachariyangkun has sued Move Forward Party MP Rangsiman Rome for defamation, after Rangsiman gave a speech during Thursday’s (16 February) censure debate on Upakit’s business links to Tun Min Latt, a Myanmar tycoon with close ties to coup leader Senior General Min Aung Hliang.
18 Dec 2022
The Nakhon Si Thammarat Provincial Court has dismissed a defamation charge filed against art critic Pearamon Tulavardhana by Chiang Mai University lecturer Pongsiri Kiddee, who sued Pearamon after she wrote an article criticizing an exhibition featuring his work.
9 Nov 2022
Students, academics, and artists have demanded that Chiang Mai University (CMU) launch an investigation against Faculty of Fine Arts lecturer Pongsiri Kiddee, after he filed a defamation lawsuit against art critic and writer Pearamon Tulavardhana for an article criticizing an exhibition featuring his work.
4 Nov 2022
An artists’ and academics’ network has launched a campaign calling for support for freedom of expression in art and academia, after art critic Pearamon Tulavardhana was sued for defamation by a Chiang Mai University lecturer whose work was part of an exhibition she criticized.