Thailand News

Breaking news headlines

Woman charged with sedition for showing red bowl

Rot Daeng in downtown Chiang Mai

Rot Daeng in downtown Chiang Mai. Photo: Manop.


A Chiang Mai woman who posted a photo of herself showing a thumbs-up for a red plastic water bowl, a Songkran gift from Thaksin Shinawatra, was charged with breaching the sedition law, an offence carrying a jail term up to seven years, but was allowed bail.

Anon Nampa, a member of the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights group who represents her, posted on Facebook he would use 100,000 baht from a fund to help bail the woman, who is known as Pa Wan.

Read more: Bangkok Post