Chakarn Phakphoom

112Chakarn Phakphoom is another of the “suspects” in former Central Investigation Bureau chief’s crime network/Prince Vajiralongkorn’s divorce case to have been slapped with further lese majeste charges.

On 12 December 2014, the Bangkok military court issued a second lese majeste arrest warrant for Chakarn and Nuttapong Suwadee. Both were already detained for  alleged connections with Pol Lt Gen Pongpat Chayapan’s “network,” former Princess Srirasmi’s family and her very nasty separation from the prince.

Chakarn and Nuttapong faced this second lese majeste charge after the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) filed a complaint against them at Lat Phrao police station early in October 2014.

NIDA states that Chakarn failed to meet the minimum attendance requirements for his postgraduate studies and conspired with Nuttapong to have NIDA believe that Chakarn was on a “palace mission.” Chakarn brought three letters signed by Nuttapong saying Chakarn had missed his class because he had to attend to “a very important person.” NIDA apparently accepted this claim and allowed him to sit for the examination in the course.

It seems that NIDA accepts that students serving the monarchy are treated differently from all other students.

Media accounts of Nuttapong’s case:

For a range of media stories, see Pongpat Chayapan’s page.

Bangkok Post, 12 December 2014: “Two face double lese majeste charges

3 responses

28 12 2014
The prince’s lese majeste cases | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] far, PPT has listed cases against Chakarn Phakphoom, Nopporn Suppipat, Nuttapong Suwadee (former Princess Srirasmi’s brother) and Sudathip […]

14 02 2015
Lese majeste cases mount | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] an officer of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board, has filed lese majeste complaints against Chakarn Phakphoom and Preecha […]

14 02 2015
Lese majeste cases mount | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] an officer of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board, has filed lese majeste complaints against Chakarn Phakphoom and Preecha […]