Royal Thai Police
A police officer has intimidated a student activist from Ramkhamhaeng University over an academic seminar on the junta-sponsored draft constitution, asking the student whether he has a brain or not.
Thai Police said nine people including two of Thailand’s leading scholars, Sulak Sivaraksa and Somsak Jeamteerasakul, are likely to face lèse majesté charges over a televised academic discussion on the lèse majesté law. BBC Thai reported that Pol Gen Srivara Ransibrahmanakul, Deputy Police Chief, on Wednesday, 9 March 2016, said that nine people and two corporations involved in airing a talk show in 2013 called Tob Jod (The An
The Thai police have denied allegations that they tortured suspects in the 2015 Erawan shrine bombing, while hinting that they might press charges against a lawyer of one of the suspects, saying that he allegedly caused damage to the nation. On Wednesday, 17 February 2016, the chief investigator into the deadly 2015 Erawan shrine bombing denied allegations that one of the suspects, Adem Karadag, a Chinese ethnic Uighur, was tortured to force a confession.
An embattled villager facing eviction has filed a complaint to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), alleging that police officers abused her. Chatdaporn Seelae, a villager from Nong Phai Lom Village, Nong Sarai Subdistrict, Pak Chong District, in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, at 1 pm on Thursday, 11 February 2016, submitted a letter to the NHRC Office in Bangkok.
Police officers in plainclothes in northeastern Thailand, Isan, arrested a villager over a land dispute and allegedly abused her in an attempted eviction.
It is a commonplace of police procedurals. Somewhere around page 180, the hero detective, stymied by a lack of clues, the stupidity of his superiors and his personal failings (alcoholism, troublesome family relations, unreliable car) stays awake ruminating obsessively on the case.
After the Thai National Police Chief set up a special investigation team tasked with cracking down on lèse majesté cases, a high-ranking police officer revealed that the team was formed after lèse majesté complaints filed by the military.
The Thai police have established a special investigation team to intensify a crackdown on lèse majesté cases amid speculation about lèse majesté charges against a well-known fortune-teller who helped organise an event initiated by the Crown Prince.
People not getting jobs is becoming a regular feature of the news. First ultra-royalist Boworn Yasinthorn failed in his bid to become a National Human Rights Commissioner, where one assumes he would champion the right to file lèse majesté charges against anyone he disagreed with. And now Chitpas Kridakorn, once a Bhirombhakdi but still a Boon Rawd beer heiress, has decided to withdraw her application to join the police force.
A recent piece of investigative journalism by The Bangkok Post has provided evidence of Thailand acquiring an advanced electronic surveillance capability.