Kasit Piromya

Kasit Piromya is the subject of a Puea Thai Party complaint to the Crime Suppression Division of alleged lese majeste.

Kasit is a yellow-shirt supporter of the People’s Alliance for Democracy who became foreign minister in Abhisit Vejjajiva’s military-backed government in late 2008.

Kasit is alleged to have made offensive remarks about the monarchy in his speech at Johns Hopkins University in the United States on 12 April 2010. The matter was raised in parliament by Puea Thai Party member Chalerm Yubamrung in May 2010. Puea Thai accused the government of double-standards on lese majeste, saying that no legal action had been taken against Kasit despite the “clear evidence” presented by Chalerm.

The case seems to have been dropped during the period of the Abhisit Vejjajiva regime.

Media reports on Kasit’s case:

Bangkok Post, 18 June 2010: “Government breached SET regulations, says Puea Thai”

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23 04 2012

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