On Monday (1 April), members of the Thai community in New Zealand laid wreaths at the gates of the Thai Embassy in Wellington in protest at the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT)’s treatment of the 1542 overseas ballots from New Zealand.
The ECT claimed that overseas voting ballots from New Zealand has not arrived in time, and that they will be deciding tomorrow (26 March) whether these ballots are invalid.
Thai royalists protested in front of the New Zealand Embassy in Bangkok, pressuring the New Zealand government to extradite a lèse majesté suspect living in exile there and threatening to step up measures if the New Zealand government do not comply with their demands.
After the media reported that the UNHCR had granted a high-profile lèse majesté suspect refugee status, Thai royalists fiercely attacked the UNHCR on its Thai Facebook page, saying they would stop funding the organization and threatening to harass its funding officers. Thai royalists threatened to withdraw monthly donations to the UN refugee agency in Thailand over the agency’s role in giving refugee status to a redshirt political activist Ekapop L., (aka.