Ten years jail for "insulting" Thai king
A court has jailed a Thai man for ten years after he posted doctored images of the royal family on a website.
"... Suwicha Thakhor, 34, was arrested in January after police traced the online postings to his home computer. The harsh sentence is latest move in what critics say is a concerted campaign to suppress political debate in the kingdom.
Mr Suwicha, accompanied in court by his parents, broke into tears when a court official read out the ruling.
'The suspect committed a serious crime and deserves the most severe punishment,' the verdict read. 'Therefore the court sentences the suspect to 20 years in jail but as he has confessed the charges the sentence is reduced to 10 years.' ..."
By Thomas Bell in Bangkok
Last Updated: 12:50PM BST 03 Apr 2009
Full Article Here
Get over yourselves Thai royal family!
You are just people
You wipe your arse same as everybody else.
You probably eat and produce noxious gases,
and I'd bet you've puked over some lovely things,
probably more lovely than anything any of your subjects have ever puked over.
Your privileged position can be considered no more than an accident of birth.
You are not big, clever or special.
Are you so insecure in majesty that you must squash all those who oppose?
Are your royal credentials so weak that they cannot withstand a little healthy mockery?
Get yourselves from up yourselves, hand out a good shaking to any self-righteous, self-important control freaks that you find and
Update: 4the December 2011
And there's more of the same at the moment, but toady they're even more insecure.
Thai Facebookers warned not to 'like' anti-monarchy groupsThai Roal family I can only reiterate my opinion above.
Country's strict laws against insulting the monarch have been used to jail a man for 20 years for sending text messages.
A government minister in Thailand has warned Facebook users that anyone pressing the "like" button on posts that might be offensive to the monarchy could be prosecuted under the country's strict lèse-majesté laws.
Please leave a comment - Anything will do
The best communications are often,
THREE WORDS OR LESS
OR ONE OR MORE FINGERS!