Kokaew Phikulthong

KPIt is reported that Kokaew Phikulthong (ก่อแก้ว พิกุลทอง, another English spelling for his name is Kokrew Pikunthong), a prominent red shirt leader has been investigated for lese majeste. The accusation relates a speech he made on 22 March 2009 at a red shirt rally. Police investigating are in Mae Rim, Chiang Mai.

The photo is drawn from a Thai language page that has a brief background on Kokaew’s activities.

It appears that the case is Special Case / คดีพิเศษที่ 45/54. It also seems that the speech may have been at the same rally that saw Thaksin Shinawatra also slapped with another lese majeste case.

News on Kokaew’s case:

Prachatai, 26 May 2009: “Red-shirt speaker faces lèse majesté charge for his speech in Chiang Mai in March”

INN, 21 May 2009: “ตำรวจแม่ริม เชียงใหม่ ออกหมายจับ ‘ก่อแก้ว พิกุลทอง’ ปราศรัย พาดพิงเบื้องสูง”

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