The lese majeste within

17 11 2010

The Bangkok Post reports: “A senior air force officer accused of posting a text message on Facebook deemed offensive to the monarchy surrendered to Don Mueang police on Wednesday. Squadron Leader Chanin Klaiklueng, chief of the air force’s engineering department, surrendered after officers from the Judge Advocate General’s Department filed a complaint against him with Don Mueang police.

The air force was informed of the alleged offence by two navy officers who said the officer posted the lese majeste text on Facebook on Nov 4. Sqd Ldr Chanin denied the charges, saying he was being persecuted and would fight the case in court.

Pol Maj-Gen Amnuay Nimmano, deputy metropolitan police chief, said Sqd Ldr Chanin was charged with lese majeste and violating the Computer Crimes Act. He said police had also issue warrants for two women who raised a placard with a message deemed be lese majeste during the rally by the red-shirts at the Democracy Monument on Oct 10.”



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