Lese-Majeste : here we go again… complaint against Thaksin and a foreign news editor

What is funny is the extreme predictability of the “useful idiots”.

Thaksin has landed in Cambodia. Thaksin has given a bold interview (read here), in which he speaks about the sucession, the monarchy, the crown prince etc..

Just enough to ignite the rocket fuel under the arse of some politicians and generals. 1, 2, 3 Lift off !

The Siam Samakkhi Group on Tuesday filed two complaints alleging lese majeste with Dusit police against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and two other people.

The complaints were lodged on behalf of the group by senators Somchai Sawaengkarn and Warin Thiamjarat, Gen Somchet Boonthanom, former chief of the secretariat of the Council for National Security, and Lt-Gen Nanthadet Meksawat, former deputy chief of the national intelligence coordination centre.

The first complaint was against Thaksin and Richard Lloyd Parry, editor of the Asia edition of The Times, which published the Thaksin interview in which he referred to the monarchy. (Bangkok Post)

Ah ah ah, the editor of the Asia edition of The Times, a british citizen based in Tokyo  ? 😉 Why not the Queen of England ? Thailand has not yet reached the bottom of ridicule… We can count on those people to complete the job.

Those people are lunatics, totally delusional.

The worse is : they probably believe -for some of them- they’re righteous.

Thaksin is playing against them… And what they can only do is to charge him with lese-majeste… On both side, the political manipulation is obvious… So by doing so, they’re undermining the monarchy that they pretend to defend.

The thai monarchy is becoming a toy, into the hands of corrupted politicians and people looking for power… It’s a shame.

12 Responses to “Lese-Majeste : here we go again… complaint against Thaksin and a foreign news editor”

  1. 1 Chheangly 11 November 2009 at 8:21 am

    I like the sentence “The Thai monarchy is becoming a toy”. Those supposedly righteous people are so devoted to finding Thaksin’s fault, while their desires to cling on to power are too great to know where they are heading.

    I wonder why no one charges them for using the lese majeste to give a bad impression of the king. I mean, what would an outsider think of a king, if you just keep using the name of the king to find flaw in everybody? This is rediculous!!!!!!!!

  2. 2 bodhisattva 11 November 2009 at 10:03 am

    This is so true:

    “The thai monarchy is becoming a toy, into the hands of corrupted politicians and people looking for power… It’s a shame.”

    But this is not new, it´s getting old and tired even among Thai´s.

    The Monarchy in reality, intentionally or not, is NOT protecting the wast majority of Thai´s, the worker´s the, the poor and the uneducated.

    The Monarchy is being used against the people who admire it most and need it´s protection most of all.

    But has it not always been like that? At least since the present King came to power then he has always put the elite first and the interest of the common people second.


    Because the Elite and the Monarchy coexist and if one dies then both do and if one lives then both do.

    Is this fact not the best hidden secret in Thailand but an official secret internationally?

    I don´t know

  3. 3 fall 11 November 2009 at 10:20 am

    This whole facade brought to mind one of NotTheNation satire(on Dar Torpedo and press silence).
    Since making Thaksin a criminal, fugitive, and baby-killer is not enough to make the media stop talking about him.
    LM is use to enforce a press silence.

  4. 4 Mr.? 11 November 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Thanks to Bangkok Post free advertising of Lèse-majesté complaint against website redsiam.net (http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/159655/complaints-filed-against-thaksin-others-for-lese-majeste) the daily usage hits for redsiam.net has shot-up over 20 times! http://www.redsiam.net/stats/

    Accordingly, shouldn’t the Bangkok Post be charged with Lèse-majesté for encouraging people to visit alleged sites referring to the monarchy?

  5. 5 Mr. & Mrs. Discobolus 11 November 2009 at 3:12 pm

    The Thai elite are making Thailand and the Thai monarchy look totally foolish.
    Thaksin Defames Lin Ping in Shocking Animal Planet Interview

    Ex-PM’s popularity plummets after comments about “sensitive” panda issues.

    BANGKOK – Ousted PM Thaksin Shinawatra’s popularity with his base took another hit yesterday when controversial comments made by the exiled fugitive billionaire about Thailand’s panda cub Lin Ping were widely circulated.
    Note: The Website Not The Nation is not The Nation. And, is for entertainment purposes only.

  6. 6 Bedwyr 11 November 2009 at 3:23 pm

    It’s just bloody silly. Stupid in fact, and can only exacerbate the sneering and fun-poking that Thais are justifiably the focus of. You cannot pick your nose at the dinner table in polite company, and you just cannot act like this in a world full of more intelligent people and expect people to take you seriously.

    Thailand has no friends, and the government really ought to be asking why this is, because it has bugger all to do with Thaksin.

  7. 7 Insanity 11 November 2009 at 4:52 pm

    I love my panda.


  8. 8 Pricilla 11 November 2009 at 7:00 pm

    There are those that believe that by stopping discussion the issue goes away. They will never see it as otherwise.

    Unfortunately Thai Buddhism doesn’t seem to embrace the Tibetan style with the wheel of constant movement and change, as such many here continue to believe that suppression creates endurance and systems are eternal. Change may be delayed but it is inevitable and unstoppable.

  9. 9 Insanity 11 November 2009 at 9:43 pm

    *********************MUST READ***********************

    Came across this article in New Mandela. If you are interested in Lèse-majesté please take the time to read it a it makes fascinating reading.

    Crimes against the state: a long lost manuscript

    This manuscript was received by New Mandela from unnamed source who found it in the Tribune archives, and thought it should be published as it had obvious relevance to the Thai situation. He is correct.


    The end of the German monarchy was in 1918.

  10. 11 George P Tuckeer 11 November 2009 at 10:13 pm

    It is human nature to sometimes not want to face the inevitable. But when it is deemed that an entire nation’s security is predicated on NOT discussing a crucial element of its future, we are verging on mass insanity.

  11. 12 Lord HAHA 12 November 2009 at 4:06 am

    For the princely sum of many million Baht the Thai information ministry continues to fail to shield the king and his adoring subjects from the sleights? real or perceived? and from those who mock online. In truth Thai satire/contempt deservedly reach new heights daily.

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