Submitted on Wed, 2014-06-18 16:50
A Thai man took a video clip of his visit to the house of Chatwadee Amornpat aka “Rose”, who has publicly stated that she is against the Thai monarchy. The man flashed a gun and spray painted the Thai national flag on the front door.
The clip begins with the man, who calls himself “DJ Ken”, saying that today he was going to take a ride somewhere. When he arrived at the door of Number 18 in a suburb of London, supposedly the house of Rose, he parked his car and said “I also have a souvenir for Rose”. He then shows a handgun, which he later says is just an air pistol.
He says “I also have a souvenir for Rose” and shows a handgun, which he later says is just an air pistol.
He walked to the door of Number 18 and spray painted the Thai national flag and his signature on the door.
The clip entitled “You’re gonna have problem cleaning it, Rose, because I used colours for spray painting cars” was published on a YouTube Channel “Hype Live Channel” on June 17. The channel, having less than 100 subscribers, features nine videos; most are DJ Ken’s amateur UK travel programmes.
The original video has been deleted by the user, YouTube reported at around 6 pm on Wednesday.
Rose has said she is no longer living at the house Number 18 after she separated with her husband.
He spray paints the Thai national flag and his signature (in red) on the door.
On Tuesday, a Thai woman posted a video clip of her visit to the house of Rose. The woman, calling herself “Kae Kanyarat”, intended to slap and throw eggs at Rose, but failed as Rose did not appear.
The story of Rose made headlines in the Thai media in April when her parents filed a lèse majesté complaint against her to prove their innocence and to show that they disapproved of their daughter’s actions.
Rose, a 34-year-old hairdresser living in London, has posted more than ten video clips criticizing and defaming the Thai monarchy on her Facebook page. While some call her a democratic idol, she is subjected to hatred and bullying online and offline. Her parents were heavily bullied before they filed the police complaint.
Thai police early this week said they have issued an arrest warrant for Rose and hoped to get extradition of her to be prosecuted in Thailand. However, UK Ambassador to Thailand Mark Kent said via his official twitter account that “In brief, extradition treaties cover only offences in both states. UK position [is] clear.”