The military summoned a prominent Pheu Thai politician for a discussion reportedly due to his Facebook post on the impeachment of former premier. Military officers from the 1st Army Region Command on Thursday summoned Chaturon Chaisang, a well-known politician from the Pheu Thai Party and former Education Minister. He was reportedly summoned because he posted comments on Facebook and twitter about the impeachment of Yingluck Shinawatra, the former prime minister ousted out by the 2014 coup.
Thai police on Friday filed more charges against former Education Minister Chaturon Chaisang. He is now facing a maximum jail term of 14 years. The police charged Chaturon under Article 14 of the Computer Crime Act for his Facebook posts of his anti-coup statement. He was previously charged with defying the junta’s order and with sedition under Article 116 of the Criminal Code.
Chaturon Chaisang, former education minister, was arrested on Tuesday at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) shortly after he finished holding a press conference there. He was arrested in front of about 100 reporters.