Abhisit Sets up Advisory Committee on National Security Cases Involving the Monarchy

On 12 January 2010, the Thai News Agency reported that the Prime Minister ordered the establishment of an Advisory Committee on National Security Cases Involving the Monarchy, with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice as chair. The Committee has the responsibility of advising the police, DSI and ICT Ministry on the careful, appropriate and fair conduct of lèse majesté cases

The report revealed that Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva ordered the establishment of the Advisory Committee on National Security Cases Involving the Monarchy, appointing Mr Kittipong Kittayarak, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, as chair and the Permanent Secretaries of all ministries as members.  Mr Tharit Pengdit, Director-General of the Department of Special Investigation, is the secretary.  The first formal meeting at 2 pm on 12 January was to be attended by the Prime Minister.

The Advisory Committee on National Security Cases Involving the Monarchy has the duty of advising officials in the police, DSI and Ministry of Information and Communication Technology on the conduct of national security cases involving the monarchy to ensure that such cases are handled with care and justice in an appropriate manner.

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