The sudden death of lese majeste jail convict Ampon Tangnoppakul, or Ah Kong, yesterday reignited heated criticism of the lese majeste law and the way it has been used by the authorities against suspected offenders.
AmponTangnoppakul’s wife Rosmalin and her eldest grandchild Sitang, 12,weepas they wait to collect his body at the Corrections Department Hospital yesterday. PATTANAPONG HIRUNARD
Ampon, 62, also known as "Uncle SMS", collapsed and died yesterday morning after being admitted to the Corrections Department Hospital near the Bangkok Remand Prison on Friday for vomiting and severe stomach pains.
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