Jakrapob’s lese majeste case proceeds

24 03 2010

The Nation and the Bangkok Post both report that the prosecution case against Jakrapob Penkair is proceeding. Odd, isin’t it, how these political cases seem to proceed when the Abhisit Vejjajiva government is under pressure.

The Nation (23 March 2010) says that the “prosecution review has completed on the lese majeste case involving former PM’s Office minister but the decision whether to try him will rest on Attorney General Julasing Wasansing….”.

Is is reported that the “case against Jakrapob is complete and the attorney general will likely issue his prosecution order after a final review by the government-appointed panel in charge of lese majeste indictment…”.

Prosecutors had “finalised their report based on initial and additional testimonies given to police, the English trancript of Jakrapob’s remarks [at the FCCT]  and its Thai translation, Jakrapob’s defence statement and his writ countering the police report.”

The story concludes with this odd statement: :After the Songkran mayhem last year, he fled the country and became a suspect fugitive.”



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