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By Andrew Spooner |
<p>This article is, of course, in reply to <a href="">Pravit&rsquo;s article</a> directed at my Twitter responses to his stated position &ndash; that he privileges the rights of large powerful media companies to intimidate, harass and threaten young Thai women, over the rights of these young Thai women to live their lives free of such intimidation.</p>
<p>On10 Feb, 19-year-old first-year Thammasat student Kan Thoop (her cyber nickname) learned from reporters that police at Bang Khen Police Station had indefinitely postponed her summons regarding alleged l&egrave;se majest&eacute; offenses, scheduled for 11 Feb, and the police might decide not to prosecute her.</p>
By Lisa Gardner |
<p>Thai authorities should &quot;vigorously pursue perpetrators of hate speech directed at Nitirat and other peaceful critics,&quot; say Amnesty International (AI). </p>
By Free Thammasat Group for Democracy |
<p><a href="">Kan Thoop</a> will report to police on l&egrave;se majest&eacute; charges on Saturday 11 Feb, after having postponed twice since late last year due to the floods and university exams.</p>
By Fringe Philosopher |
<p>Today I was tremendously affected by things that I saw, so much so that I was at a loss for words. First, in the morning, I saw the Facebook status of a former student of mine. My former student harshly condemned Professor Piyabutr Saengkanokkul and linked to a photo of him from Thai Post newspaper. When I scrolled down, the comments included only further condemnation, including calls to actually harm Professor Piyabutr.</p>
By Kaewmala |
<p>Matichon published its <a href=";grpid=06&amp;catid=02">interview of Dr. Somkit Lertpaithoon</a> on 4 January 2012. Dr. Somkit Lertpaithoon is the rector of Thammasat University who also teaches public law.&nbsp; The entire interview covered several issues, mainly Kanthoop, lèse majesté law (Article 112), and the proposed constitution amendment.</p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation |
<p><em>Royalists, liberals savaging rivals with angry attacks, unsubstantiated claims</em></p> <p>It is becoming increasingly normal to see hate speech and slanderous remarks posted on social-networking sites in Thailand.</p>
<p>First year Thammasat University student Kan Thoop, her cyber nickname, who was summoned by police for her internet posts allegedly offensive to the monarchy, has postponed the date for her to report to police to February as she has exams to do this month. </p>
By Kaewmala |
<p>So who is Kan-thoop? Kan-thoop is a name that is familiar to those who have closely followed Thai politics over the past two years, especially if they are embedded in the social media.&nbsp; </p>