The proposed amendment to the lese majeste law is careless and unwise. The existing lese majeste law is already problematic in many respects.
Proposed amendments to the lese majeste laws that would make it illegal to criticise an adviser to His Majesty the King, have been withdrawn due to concern from Privy Council members, the proponent of the bills said yesterday.
Thai police are investigating a university lecturer for allegedly insulting the monarchy through examination questions he set on Thai civilisation.
(Hong Kong, July 23, 2007) An online petition has been launched in support of a Thai lecturer who has been accused of insulting the monarchy through the questions asked in a university examination paper.
Silpakorn University philosophy lecturer Asst. Prof. Boonsong Chaisinghanon has told Prachatai that he has refused to hand over examination papers and score details from his Thai Civilization courses.
A Thai Civilization lecturer is being threatened with a lèse majesté charge as the police believe the questions he asked students in their examination are slanderous to the monarchy.