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German targeted by royalist over protest against Prawit, Prayut

German targeted by royalist over protest against Prawit, Prayut

BANGKOK: A key member of a royalist group is asking police to take action against a German man on a solo, public crusade against Acting Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon and Prayut Chan-o-cha.

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By Bangkok Post

Monday 5 September 2022, 09:39AM


German Moritz Pfoh embarks on a solo march against Acting Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon at an unknown and undated location in Muang district of Rayong. Photo: King Protection Group/  Facebook

German Moritz Pfoh embarks on a solo march against Acting Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon at an unknown and undated location in Muang district of Rayong. Photo: King Protection Group/ Facebook

Songchai Nienhorm, the founder and leader of the King Protection Group, filed a complaint against Moritz Pfoh at Nua Khlong police station in Nua Khlong district of Krabi on Saturday (Sept 3), accusing the 35-year-old German of conducting actions that could incite civil disobedience and interfering in Thai affairs, reports the Bangkok Post.

Mr Pfoh was in the spotlight on Thursday when media showed him bearing a photo of Gen Prawit with a large cross mark over the image. The brief solo rally took place at Tapong intersection in Muang district of Rayong.

He later told reporters that he was acting to support the “90%” of Thais who did not like Prawit and Gen Prayut, but dared not speak out in public against them.

Mr Pfoh also said he had showed his opposition to Prawit in public on two prior occasions - once at Phae market and another time in the Rayong municipality.

Mr Pfoh has been living in Thailand with his Thai wife for eight years, located near the famous Mae Ramphueng beach in Rayong.

The wife said her husband was obsessed with Thai politics and she never asked him to stop because he had no hidden agenda, Mr Songchai said in the complaint to police.

Mr Songchai’s complaint was largely based on a report on Matichon online.

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“More than 60 million Thais, or about 90% of the total population, were damaged by his groundless claim that they did not favour Gen Prawit and Gen Prayut Chan-ocha,” the royalist argued in the complaint submitted to police.

One day after the protest on Thursday, the German and his family decided to leave for Bangkok to stay at a condominium in the capital after police went to his house in Rayong to check his documents and warned him that his visa might not be renewed if he continues his political campaign.

Mr Pfoh said the police did not threaten him and treated him well during the inspection.

Pol Lt Col Pairoj Chanachai, the chief interrogator on duty at the Krabi police station where the complaint was filed, will forward the complaint to the station chief to decide whether they will pursue or drop it.

The case was registered in Nua Khlong district of the southern province because Mr Songchai resides there.

As the top-ranked deputy prime minister, Prawit has been in full control of the government since the Constitutional Court on Aug 24 ordered Prayut Chan-o-cha to suspend his duties until the ruling on his tenure is handed down.

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JohnC | 07 September 2022 - 09:26:50

King protection group?!? The last person in this country who needs any protection from misguided nutters is the king.  However, the PM and his corrupt cronies are fair game for any resident to take aim at. Pity so many locals are too scared to voice their opinions in the open. That is how things get changed!

Kurt | 06 September 2022 - 19:47:08

Mr Songchai, as founder and leader of the King Protection Group should stick to his core doings what is group is standing for. Extending his attention protecting illegal coup top generals who made themselve minister, ignoring what a constitutional democracy is, just making their own 'constitutional setting' don't need protection. They are well protected by arms,living in BKK army barra...

Pooliekev | 05 September 2022 - 19:37:03

Send the lunatic back to Germany where he can protest to his hearts content. 

 

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