Live Phuket The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Thailand News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Police seek Interpol help in S112 hunt

BANGKOK: Police are seeking cooperation from Interpol to prosecute lese majeste offenders who take shelter overseas.

crime, police,


Bangkok Post

Thursday 27 October 2016, 09:12AM


Police Maj Gen Apichart Suriboonya, head of Interpol Thailand. Photo: Post Today
Police Maj Gen Apichart Suriboonya, head of Interpol Thailand. Photo: Post Today

National police chief Chakthip Chaijinda said the police were working with Interpol on legal action against the lese majeste suspects living overseas.

The operation will focus on those found to have produced content deemed in violation of Section 112 of the Criminal Code, known as the lese majeste law, from overseas and released it online.

Gen Chakthip declined to provide further details about the operation.

“I have no idea what these lese majeste offenders are thinking,” Gen Chakthip said.

“For those who are in Thailand, if they don’t want to live here [because they’re dissatisfied with the monarchy] they can leave the country. If they don’t have enough money to buy air tickets, I’m willing to pay for them.”

The government has sought cooperation from seven foreign countries to which 19 lese majeste suspects are thought to have fled. It would like them extradited back to Thailand.

Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya yesterday (Oct 26) claimed that the seven foreign countries have given a positive response, although he refused to give details.

He said the embassies of the countries contacted him directly after he wrote to them last week, asking for their cooperation on the requests to extradite the 19 suspects.

Gen Paiboon said the countries said they understood Thailand’s situation and problems the country was facing but the extradition process might hit snags in international law.

The justice minister, however, said he was still hopeful about the chances of extradition, adding the government was reviewing laws relating to the issue.

C and C Marine

Gen Paiboon refused to disclose the names of the countries, saying it is a sensitive issue and could affect international relations.

The minister said it was necessary to create understanding and cooperation with foreign countries.

He added Thais should also refrain from sharing inappropriate posts and photos created by those suspects as attitude adjustment did not work on them.

“If we don’t pay attention to content created by these people, they will gradually fade away from social media,” he added.

The government’s efforts to seek the extradition of those lese majeste suspects had failed for years, even from the countries which with the Thai government has good relationships.

Meanwhile, government spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed state agencies to study which countries Thailand had agreements on extradition with and which countries had cooperated on such requests in the past.

Lt Gen Sansern said the prime minister wanted all sides to acknowledge that Section 112 was a law designed to protect the royal institution.

The institution has never sued anyone for defaming the monarchy or royal family. The law was enacted to help protect the beloved and respectful institution given that it would rarely seek recourse to the courts itself, he said.

Read original story here.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Plans to make Phuket’s Bang Tao Beach ‘virgin’ an uphill battle, says Army

Bang Tao should be a beach can enjoy with sunbathing, umbrellas, and vendors....(Read More)


Phuket court hands suspended sentence to Aussie tourist Keating for jet-ski death

So, after this tragedy and farcical display by Thai authorities, the end result is that families are devastated, lives are shattered, some palms are l...(Read More)


Phuket beach vendors given April 7 Laem Singh access deadline

Amazing Thailand, where illegal vendors have such an unbridled sense of entitlement, that they can petition the Army and local government to demand th...(Read More)


Phuket gunman in Patong tuk-tuk boss slaying hits ‘most wanted’ list

Just dont use them ( Tuk Tuk).As long they can get this kind of payment, they only need one trip a day to make 3 times the money as for one day constr...(Read More)


All car passengers now required to buckle up

Can I still carry people on the back of my pick up??? Horst...(Read More)


Phuket beach vendors given April 7 Laem Singh access deadline

If the access issue is just for the land (not the actual beach itself) why don't they just do what's done at Railay beach and run a regular lo...(Read More)


Phuket court hands suspended sentence to Aussie tourist Keating for jet-ski death

Aussiebob, the only person saying the price of a life in thailand is $188.44 is you. I dont see the courts punishment deeming that in anyway. As the c...(Read More)


Phuket court hands suspended sentence to Aussie tourist Keating for jet-ski death

Any charges brought against the jet ski rental outfit for illegally renting a jet ski to someone with no license ? ...(Read More)


Phuket tour company, guide to face legal action over coral walking, guide legality

In my opinion, all Divemasters and dive Instructors working as professionals in the dive industry in Thailand should be registered with "TAT Regi...(Read More)


Phuket rain brings slew of motorbike accidents on wet roads

eagle; you're living in Thai dream land, in general all tourists from western society's go through stringent testing/ training and years of ex...(Read More)

The Phuket News
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.