Story by Nalutporn Krairiksh Photos by Kotcharak Kaewsurach and the Mirror Foundation “If Uncle Uan is gone, who will give us the winning numbers?” An auntie in the neighbourhood cited Uncle Uan’s function while the police were taking him to Somdet Chao Phraya Hospital.
15 years ago, Chit (alias) used a homemade rifle to shoot his sleeping stepfather in the head. Chit’s stepfather had looked after him since he was 2 years old and loved him like his own son. There were no disagreements between them. Chit shot his stepfather because he wanted to help him. He saw flashing lights near his stepfather’s head and he wanted to chase them away. At that time, he really believed that he should have done what he did.
Despite standing next to a police officer, an elderly woman with a mental illness has been slapped in the face for allegedly insulting King Bhumibol. Since 17 October 2016, Thai social media has been sharing a video clip of an elderly woman being scorned on a public bus.
A report reveals that Thai justice system hardly take mental-illness of lèse-majesté suspects into account and the number of lèse-majesté cases against mental-illnesses has increased after the 2014 coup. On Tuesday, 28 June 2016, Thailand’s Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) published a report showing the obvious increase in number of lèse-
Examination on Civic Leadership and General Sense of Superiority To be taken by Prime Ministers, Test Writers for Civic Duty classes, Administrators of Triam Udom Suksa School who are not psychiatrists but can still diagnose mental illness from test answers, and True Believers in True Thainess.
The military court in Chiang Rai on Thursday ruled to proceed with the trial of a lèse majesté case despite an obvious lack of intention on the part of the defendant who allegedly was out of his mind when committing the crime.