Lese-majeste : the useful (foreign) idiot is back !

I think we have an interesting case for mental institutions here…

Akhbar Khan is back. Who is this man ? This british citizen helped the thai police officer who filled lese-majeste complaints (3 times !) against the BBC Journalist J.Head plus another complaint against Jakrapob (thai politician, friend of Thaksin).

Lenine knew very well how to qualify those people : useful idiots.

Mister Khan is back. But this time alone.

BP has a very funny story, a translation from the thai newspaper The Manager.

Mr Khan a 43 year-old Englishman and a freelance journalist disclosed to ASTV on March 13 that yesterday (March 12) he sought assistance from the Consumer Protection Board for 3 million Baht compensation as the FCCT won’t sell him the DVD of UDD’s attendance at the FCCT on December 9, 2008 which might have been in breach of lese majeste laws. In addition, he was dismissed as a member as the FCCT was concerned he would file a lese majeste complaint against Veera and he seeks justice.

The obsession is confirmed : this man sees lese-majeste everywhere. A simple commercial problem ? Lese-majeste for sure. A dish served too cold in a restaurant ? Lese-majeste (waitresses, beware).

But wait… here comes the best part, the morceau de choix, the grand finale (I feel really european tonight) :

He said he didn’t do this for fame, but to the protect the institution. Some in Thailand have referred to the institution and he couldn’t tolerate this as in England they have great respect for the monarchy. “I am surprised that in Thailand there are people who commit lese majeste. If someone did that in the UK they would be arrested and thrown in a mental asylum for sure,” said Mr. Khan.

Huge, isn’t it ?

And from a psychoanalytic point of view, I think it’s very interesting to hear Mister Khan speaking about… “mental asylum “… Very interesting indeed. 😉

Hey Khan, I’ve got a news for you : you are famous now.

But probably not for the right reasons. 😉

On a much more serious tone now : the thai authorities have to understand that if they continue to let those lunatics (Khan and his thai accomplice) making fool of themselves while toying with the monarchy, the monarchy will be undermined.

Abhisit should understand this crucial point : don’t let such people use the lese-majeste law for their own insane crusade, to mask or find derivatives to their own private problems and obsessions.

The more this kind of people are allowed to continue their crusade… the more the monarchy will be dragged into the public debate, and will be degraded.

Stop Khan. And stop Police Lieutenant-Colonel Watanasak.


9 Responses to “Lese-majeste : the useful (foreign) idiot is back !”

  1. 1 Tarrin 18 March 2009 at 1:53 am

    Wait a minute!! Is he saying that the brit will be put in jail if they commit lese marjeste??? Did the police arrest the editors of all the tabloid magazines for publishing prince harry’s picture in a Nazi uniform and bash the kid for being anti-semitism????

  2. 2 Prokster 18 March 2009 at 5:15 am

    This guy is a dangerous idiot. Always been a tad strange. used to ‘work’ for the brooker group, but was fired when they found out he was mad as a March hare.
    Huge chip on his shoulder, hence mad actions like this latest tactic to garner attention. rest assured he will try and hack anyone’s website who comments about him.And at that he is quite savy.

  3. 3 Bedwyr 18 March 2009 at 5:27 am

    Khan. An Asian with a British passport who wants to impress Thais with his fervour and devotion.


    Doubtless wants a Thai passport as well, or just some more Thai friends and isn’t bright enough to realise that Thais resent all foreigners, even those who pretend to love their King.

    He obviously hasn’t twigged that the only people supposed to love the Thai King are Thais, and Thais resent foreigners who claim to love their King even more than foreigners who don’t.

    The only thing more revolting than a true believer, is a slightly dim true believer.


  4. 4 simon 18 March 2009 at 6:39 am

    After looking at Akbar Khan’s website (http://www.aakz.com/khattiya.html) he hardly seems very internet savvy.

    There are also some videos on YouTube of him asking stupid questions to various politicians at FCCT events with a slimey grin on his face. He has since been banned from the FCCT for secretly recording people’s private conversations and posting them on the internet as well as for acting offensively towards a female police officer. (See FCCT letter here: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=df9t5vkb_45vbnfcjc7).

    The guy is clearly a low-life who is trying to gain favour by sucking up to Thais with all this LM nonsense.

    The really sad thing is that it’s working. If you look at the comments on the Manager article about him (http://www.manager.co.th/Crime/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9520000029056) – which also shows his photo – many Thais declare him a ‘superhero’ and even suggest he should receive honorary citizenship.

    If he is really British, then how on earth could he believe that people in England would be locked up for criticizing Queen Elizabeth?? This statement alone proves that he is a fraud and is just telling Thais what they want to hear.

    If only they knew that he was actually making fools of them and, like anyone else who resorts to LM, he is simply using this as a means to help himself.

    Let’s pray we never have the displeasure of meeting this disgusting Akbar Khan character ourselves.

  5. 5 Harold 21 March 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Looks like the activities of Giles, Jonathan and Jakrapob have backfired ! Seriously backfired.

    Giles, Jonathan and Jakrapob were Thaksin’s “Useful Idiots”

    That slumdog shepherd boy that dreams of being a journalist seems to have created quite a stir.

    My wife is obsessed with this slumdog journo, I was relieved though when she told me that in a TV documentary on Lese Majeste regularly aired on ASTV Khan says: “actually most foreign journalists hold the monarchy in very high esteem and it is just a small number of them that have foolishly fallen under Thaksin’s spell.”

    Thailand has so much news to report on it is strange why some writers feel the need to get so infatuated with this LM thing!

  6. 6 Akbar Con 24 February 2010 at 2:36 am

    The fool has gone after the API reporter in Korat. See the FACT website.


  7. 7 ThaiCrisis 24 February 2010 at 3:37 am

    It’s amazing….

  8. 8 Frank G Anderson 26 March 2010 at 8:34 pm

    It should be UPIAsia, not API, but I still thank you for the honor!
    This last week has been a bit busy but very interesting. that old adage about enough rope and hanging oneself may become reality soon. The Criminal Code works both ways – when abused those abusing it can be brought to task. I have noted about a dozen sections in the code that AK should have been more circumspect about, and a couple in the police’s own codes of practices they they either violated or should have handled differently. One is the actual issuance of a summons for me to appear for questioning. In fact, their internal procedures calls for informal contact with the suspect first to go in, and then if that does not work, to then use the summons. But with Khan and Wattanasak were they ever going to play by the rules anyhow?
    Let’s see what the public prosecutor comes up with – either prosecute or not. I am sending the police one last piece of evidence on my side, refuting Khan’s claim that his reputation was damaged by my online postings. In fact, his global reputation is beyond further damage, and he has himself to thank. I had a blocked message from ICT and came back in via proxy.

  9. 9 Frank G Anderson 26 March 2010 at 9:14 pm

    The need to report on that thing, my friend, is clearly demonstrated by the hanging of innocent poster placers in the past and decades of prison time meted out today to those who spoke out of turn.
    I imagine when the boys knock on your door you will wonder “Why me?”

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