Lese majeste cases build III

13 12 2014

The Bangkok Post reports that two more of the “suspects” in former Central Investigation Bureau chief’s crime network/Prince Vajiralongkorn’s divorce case have been slapped with further lese majeste charges.

On Friday, the Bangkok military court “issued the second lese majeste arrest warrant for two men already detained for his alleged connection with Pol Lt Gen Pongpat Chayapan’s network,” former Princess Srirasmi’s family and her very nasty separation from the prince.

The report states that “Chakarn Phakphoom and Nuttapong Suwadee faced another lese majeste charge after the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida) had filed a complaint against them at Lat Phrao police station early in October.”

A couple of points here. First, we believe this is the earliest report we have seen on this case. Second, NIDA has been a nest of yellow shirts for several years, so it is interesting to see its involvement in this case.

NIDA states that Chakarn failed to meet the minimum attendance requirements for his post-graduate studies and conspired with Nuttapong to have NIDA believe that “Chakarn was on a palace mission.” The story continues: “He [Chakarn] later brought three letters signed by Mr Nuttapol saying Mr Chakarn had missed his class because he had to attend to a very important person.” NIDA apparently acepted this claim and “allowed him to sit for the examination.”

It seems that NIDA accepts that students serving the monarchy are treated differently from all other students. In this case, the only thing that went wrong was that they felt duped. Thailand is a very messy place when royalty is fiddling things.


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24 12 2014
The antique collectors | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] from cigarettes to oil.” There were also reportedly warehouses full of antiques. With Srirasmi’s uncle and former head of the Central Investigation Bureau Pol Lt Gen Pongpat Chayapan arrested for leading the gang, “according to authorities in Bangkok, were claiming a royal […]

24 12 2014
The antique collectors | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] everything from cigarettes to oil.” There were also reportedly warehouses full of antiques. With Srirasmi’s uncle and former head of the Central Investigation Bureau Pol Lt Gen Pongpat Chayapan arrested for leading the gang, “according to authorities in Bangkok, were claiming a royal […]