Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Nation: Police Cook Up Phony, Insignificent Lese Majeste Charges Against Thaksin


The Nation

Police probe six cases of lese majeste against ousted premier

Police are investigating on six cases of lese majeste against deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, one of which was his interview with CNN in Singapore early this year, Police Chief Pol Gen Seripisut Temiyavej said Tuesday.

Three of the cases were already put forward for consideration to the public prosecutors.

First was when Thaksin talked to a group of taxi drivers on December 5, 2005, second was when he said in his weekly radio talk and when flags with "Long Live the King" were used to receive his visit.

Public prosecutors have asked police to collect and provide more evidences on the cases.

Police still investigated other cases, one of which was Thaksin's interview with CNN in Singapore early this year, Seripisut said.

The police chief was speaking in a press conference to report police's works during six months after the military junta seized the power from Thaksin.

If these are the reasons for the coup, then Lord Buddha help us all. Democracy in Thailand really is doomed.

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