Tags : Defamation


Thanathorn denies defaming Thai monarchy during livestream on vaccine acquisition

Leader of Thailand’s Progressive Movement, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, went to Nang Loeng police station this morning, to acknowledge lèse majesté charges over his Facebook live commentary, during which he questioned the transparency of the country’s COVID-19 vaccine acquisition effort. Thanathorn insists that nothing he said during his livestream defamed the monarchy, and that he is not […]Read More


Ex-DSI chief Tarit given 1-year jail term by Supreme Court

Former Department of Special Investigation chief Tarit Pengdit was today sentenced to one-year imprisonment by the Supreme Court for making unfounded corruption allegations against former deputy prime minister Suthep Thuagsuban concerning the construction of 396 police stations. The Supreme Court reversed the acquittal verdicts of the Criminal Court and the Appeals Court which cleared Tarit […]Read More


Phuket hotel faces defamation charges over Army extortion claims

PHUKET: The Commander of Royal Thai Army Region 4 base, which covers all of Southern Thailand, has confirmed that he has ordered army litigation officers to move ahead with filing a complaint of defamation with police against the management of a hotel in Patong. The move follows the hotel management and a “concerned party” posting […]Read More


Woman files complaint against Facebook user for defamation

The mother of a four-year-old boy, who caused damage to a car by painting colour on it, has filed a complaint against a Facebook user for allegedly defaming her. The woman filed the complaint with Bang Phli police in Samut Prakan today (Sept 19), accusing a Facebook user by the name of Nut Khaijeo of […]Read More


Arisman given one year sentence by Supreme Court for defaming

Redshirt activist and former well-known singer Arisman Pongruangrong was today sentenced to serve one year in prison by the Supreme Court for defaming the former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva in 2009. The ruling today was final after he was charged by Abhisit of defamation for public address on two occasions, on October 11 and 17, […]Read More


Suthep acquitted of defaming UDD leaders

The Criminal Court has acquitted Suthep Thaugsuban, a former deputy prime minister, of defaming core members of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) and breaking the election law in 2011. According to the lawsuit brought against him, Mr Suthep on May 22, 2011, during a media interview at a hotel in Lak Si […]Read More


Thai Court Convicts, Sentences Labor Activist for Criminal Defamation

A veteran campaigner for migrant-worker rights in Thailand said Tuesday he would appeal his conviction by a Bangkok court on charges that he criminally defamed a Thai pineapple processing company through an online report alleging workplace violations at its factory. The Bangkok South Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced labor activist Briton Andy Hall to three […]Read More


Thaksin files defamation complaint against Rangsit University rector

Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has filed a defamation complaint with the technology crime suppression division against the rector of Rangsit University, Dr Arthit Urairat, on Wednesday. Acting on behalf of Thaksin, former Pheu Thai MP Khattiya Sawatdiphol, told the media that she was authorized by the former prime minister to lodge a complaint […]Read More