11 Oct 2023
A 30-year-old man has been found guilty of royal defamation and given a suspended sentence of 1 year and 6 months for a post criticising Covid-19 vaccine production by the Siam Bioscience company.
16 Jun 2023
The Supreme Court has upheld an Appeal Court order to ban Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s video clip ‘Royal Vaccine: Who benefits and who doesn't?’, saying that the clip attracted several comments which may affect national security.
14 Jun 2023
A 30-year-old man has been indicted under the royal defamation law over his criticism of Siam Bioscience’s COVID-19 vaccine production in 2021, allegedly causing damage the highly respected monarchy.
13 Apr 2022
On 11 April, prosecutors indicted Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Progressive Movement, over his video statement in January 2021 addressing the government’s Covid-19 vaccination programme that relied heavily on Siam Bioscience, a private company in which, according to Reuters, King Rama X holds all but 2 of the 48 million shares.
21 Jan 2021
Responding to the questioning of the government’s Covid-19 vaccination programme and its strong relationship with private company funded by King Rama X, government representatives teamed up to file lèse majesté and computer crime charges against the leader of the Progressive Movement.
21 Jan 2021
Student activist Benja Apan and 2 other activists from the student activist group United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration went to the Iconsiam shopping mall on the afternoon of 19 January holding signs saying “Monopolizing the vaccine to give the spotlight to the monarchy”