Sulak calls for law changes

11 02 2009

Sulak Sivaraksa is facing investigation on a lèse majesté charge that could be lodged for prosecution within days. He has spoken out on the law: “There is a chance to change the law but the government must have moral courage,” he said. Read the story in The Earth Times, 11 February 2009: “Social critic urges Thai premier to act on lese majeste”. Prachatai also has a story regarding Sulak’s call.

More on this at breaking news from the Bangkok Post, 11 February 2009: “Lese majeste law ‘needs’ overhaul”. The inverted commas in stories about this topic are now common for Thai-based newspapers, suggestive of their fears.