Lese-majeste hysteria : “32 cases under investigation”

You have to relocate an Asean summit in Chiang Mai… because you’re a chicken-little afraid of protesters in Bangkok ?

Everybody is laughing at you because you don’t even have a proper office to work… protesters are occupying the government’s house since august and you have to relocate to an old airport ?

You’re start to feel the heat of the coming economic downturn ?

You lost face big time when the Queen supported your opponents ?

You’re a mere and alleged Prime Minister, brother in law of a convicted fugitive ?

You know more than everybody else that your days are numbered and that nobody is listening to you ?

You’re so lame and so tired ?

In a nutshell, you’re totally and pathetically screwed ?

Lit up the Reichstag baby ! Unleash the power of the “lese-majeste hysteria” Bring in more cases ! Everybody could be virtually accused of lese-majeste. And even if they aren’t guilty, they could… be guilty. It’s enough. And as the Great Architect create a Great Firewall to isolate the lese-majeste websites. Beijing is your best friend and model.

It will help newspaper to sale copies, it will give you a cheap but convincing “brevet of good royalism”. You need medals, even in chocolate. A thai official with no medals is like a som tam without chili. It will divert public’s attention. With a little help you could even start a mini war with Cambodia, along the border. 😉

Poor little country… so insecure and so immature…

The Central Investigation Bureau is trying to wrap up 32 cases on lese majesty, including the alleged insult involving former PM’s Office minister Jakrapob Penkair, CIB commissioner Lt General Worapong Chewpreecha said Wednesday.

Of the 32 cases, four reports have been forwarded for the prosecution review. Some 15 ongoing probes involve offensive messages posted in various Web sites. (Nation)

And it’s important to note that the hysteria is perfectly shared by… The Democrats ! 😉

Meanwhile, Democrat MP Peerapan Saliratvipak said he would sponsor draft amendments to the 2007 Computer Offences Act.

Peerapan said his draft was designed to overhaul and boost the efficiency of law enforcement to detect smears against the monarchy on the Internet.

At present, the Information and Communications Technology Ministry and police often pass the blame to each other on the jurisdiction to uncover the offences, he said.

Authorities concerned have the mandate and the technological know-how to detect offensive messages, but they try to shift the blame instead of doing their job, he said.

He also criticised a ministerial proposal to spend up to Bt500 million to build a firewall for the Internet gateway to screen and block messages uploaded abroad, arguing that equipment was already in place. (Nation)

The last sentence is… tasty. 😉

3 Responses to “Lese-majeste hysteria : “32 cases under investigation””


  1. 1 chinesethai 30 October 2008 at 7:39 am

    I don’t know where to post this clip. So perhaps TC is interested to watch. This clip was probably shot by a detective 2 years ago, 6 months before Sep 19 coup, showing Somchai Wongsawat and, probably, his secret sweetheart. You may need your Thai friend for translation. 🙂

  2. 2 chinesethai 7 November 2008 at 5:26 am

    LATEST ON LESE-MAJESTE:

    Thailand’s best-known social critic arrested for royal insult
    http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iUIFTHH4B6Lul9hn3JAKyWx4Om-g

    ThaiCrisis, this development has proven 2 things:

    1. Not all PAD supporters are royalists.
    2. Double standard by Thai Police’s law enforcement.

  3. 3 dooda 7 November 2008 at 8:00 am

    i would say that Ajahn Sulak is the good royalist, as he understands well that lese majeste which regularly abused as political tool does harm to country and the beloved King… for me, Ajahn Sulak is the real and good royalist.


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