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Ko Tee faces lese majeste arrest

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Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has ordered police to charge Pathum Thani-based red-shirt leader Wuthipong Kachathamkul, alias Ko Tee, for an alleged lese majeste offence committed in an interview with a foreign journalist. 

Pathum Thani red-shirt leader Wuthipong "Ko Tee" Kachathamkul gave an interview in January to the US TV news magazine Vice, which contained remarks seen by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and others as possible lese majeste offences. (Screen capture from Vice show "Bangkok Rising")

A video clip was circulated online showing the interview in which Mr Wuthipong made the offensive remark about the monarchy.

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