Lese-majeste case filled against… Thaksin

You know the mantra now : the economy is falling apart, the political crisis is severe… but meanwhile, we need entertainment. We really do. Thailand provides it for us.

After the new-new-new “War on Drugs” (a classic always loved by the crowd)… here is the “Lese-Majeste Case Of Le Jour”.

A spicy menu… Is it against an Australian this time ? Or a radio host ? A woman in a cinema ? A BBC journalist ? No sir, it’s against… Thaksin ! Himself.

The poor guy, in exile, fugitive, convicted… now faces probably 56465445 years more of jail with this new case. 😉

I’m wondering… what else they could put on his shoulders after that ?

Secretary-general of the People’s Network Against Corruption and PAD supporter Veera Somkwamkid Thursday led a group of People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) supporters to file a case against ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra on alleged lese majeste charge.

The move came after Mr Thaksin made a phone-in to political talk show to speak to his supporters on Saturday.

Thaksin, who fled to England before he was found guilty in the Ratchadaphisek land deal, said the only way he could return home was through the kindness of the King or the power of his supporters.

His comments sparked speculation he might seek a royal pardon.

Mr Veera claimed that Mr Thaksin does not accept the court’s ruling, which is an insult to the Thai judicial process. (Bangkok)

It’s good to laugh. Anyway. Apparently we currently have 32 cases under investigation. So I guess, this the 33th.

By the way speaking about lese-majeste, we could have another serious case.

The Royal Family will use Larn Luang Road to travel from the Chitralada Palace to participate in the royal cremation of the late princess, HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana, police said.

The Royal Household Bureau and police agreed Thursday that the Larn Luang Road would be used instead of Rajdamnone Road after the People’s Alliance for Democracy would not stop blocking the road. (Nation)

Boy, this is serious stuff. The PAD won’t move. So the Royal family must change itinerary.. Lese-majeste ? I don’t know. But total lack of respect… that’s for sure.

Voila. Just another normal day in the Kingdom of Thailand…

5 Responses to “Lese-majeste case filled against… Thaksin”


  1. 1 chinesethai 7 November 2008 at 8:00 am

    ThaiCrisis:

    There is discrepancy between reports from different sources.

    Click here.
    PAD ready to clear blockade
    http://www.naewna.com/news.asp?ID=132263

    And BTW, if you want to raise the issue of Lese-Majeste, why don’t you take a look at the fresh arrest of Suluck Sivaraksa?
    http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iUIFTHH4B6Lul9hn3JAKyWx4Om-g

    Suluck Sivaraksa is an anti-royalist but shares anti-Thaksin agenda with PAD. Why was he arrested while Thaksin and Jakkrapob are still at large?

  2. 2 chinesethai 7 November 2008 at 8:07 am

    ThaiCrisis (again):

    Please notice that the Nation’s report, as well as MCOT, is based on press release by Thai Police while Naewna (or the Frontline) and Manager cite Chamlong’s statement.

  3. 3 chinesethai 8 November 2008 at 9:15 am

    ThaiCrisis:

    The Nation, BBC, Al Jazeera, Channel News Asia, Agence France Presse have all reported that the British Embassy in Bangkok has revoked Thaksin and Potjaman’s visas to enter the U.K.

    This is a big news for today. You should have a blog up about this. 🙂

  4. 4 ThaiCrisis 8 November 2008 at 9:52 am

    I know, I know CT ! Let me breath 😉

    Actually, I was waiting. Because the very first report of Nation last night was really shaddy. I wanted some offical confirmation. I think we have it now with the spokesman of Thaksin. he said that Thaksin stopped the asylum process… Both events are of course linked.

    It would have been impossible/difficult for the UK to revoke the visas, while processing a political asylum request…


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