HRH Princess Sirindhorn
10 Feb 2022
With tensions running high over the possibility of a protest being staged when HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visited Nakhon Sawan Province on 7 February, a police officer allegedly slapped a young man and forced him to sit down for the passing royal motorcade. A date-stamped video clip of the incident was posted by an activist, Phimchanok Jaihong. The Nakhon Sawan Provincial Cultural Office confirmed that HRH Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visited Wat Sri Utum Phon in the Muang Nakhon Sawan District on 7 February.
5 Jan 2022
Kantapat (surname withheld), a 17 year old student activist, was summoned to the Nong Ki police station in Buriram Province on 3 January to sign a paper affirming that he would not interfere with an upcoming royal procession of Princess Sirindhorn on 5 January.
22 Feb 2018
A court in Kamphaeng Phet has dismissed royal defamation charges against two suspects accused of making false claims about Princess Sirindhorn in an alleged scam.
21 Sep 2017
A court has renewed the detention of a suspect accused of royal defamation although there is no apparent evidence linking him to a group of people accused of defaming Princess Sirindhorn. On 18 September 2017, the Provincial Court of Kamphaeng Phet began the trial in a case which four people have been indicted under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse majesté law.
17 Jul 2017
Human rights lawyers are arguing that suspects accused of defaming Princess Sirindhorn should not be indicted under the lèse majesté law. According to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), from 18 July until December, the Provincial Court of Kamphaeng Phet will try four suspects charged with violating Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse majesté law.
28 Apr 2017
The Thai military have arrested a group of people in southern Thailand who are allegedly involved in a network making false claims about the monarchy for financial gain. On 27 April 2017, soldiers arrested Nonglak B., a radio host from Thung Song District of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province after several individuals were arrested and taken to a local military base a day earlier for interrogation.
22 Dec 2015
Four lèse majesté suspects accused of making false claims about HRH Princess Sirindhorn for financial benefit have denied lèse majesté charges. According to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), on Monday, 21 December 2015, the Provincial Court of Kamphaeng Phet held a deposition hearing for Atsadaphon S., 45, Kittiphop S., 23, Wiset P., 30, and Noppharit, 28, (surnames withheld due to privacy concerns).
18 Nov 2015
On November 16, HRH Princess Sirindhorn visited the 2015 CRMA Exhibition at the spiritual heart of the Thai military - Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy. For those who have never been to the academy, it was founded in 1887 in Nakhon Nayok in the Fifth Reign and is a living testimony to HRH King Chulalongkorn the Great (Rama V), with various busts and statues of him dotted around the base.