Thai police vow to speed up investigation of lèse majesté cases

 
The Thai police on Tuesday said they intend to speed up investigation of lèse majesté cases, along with other cases related to national security. 
 
Pol Lt Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, Acting Deputy National Police Chief, told media on Tuesday that from 2011-2014, there were 93 cases related to Article 112, or the lèse majesté law, pending with the police. The National Police have resolved on a policy to complete 50 per cent of the Article 112 cases so that only about 46 cases are left by end of this year.   
 
The police will also follow up cases against those living overseas and those who have fled abroad. 
 
He added that most of the cases are related to offences committed on social media and in speeches during political rallies.