A family feud between two brothers led one of them to take the other to court on a lese majeste charge for activities in the confines of a private home. Only in Thailand, some might say.
The Southern Bangkok Criminal Court's acquittal on Friday of a lese majeste defendant should be a great relief, not just to the defendant but to all fair-minded individuals who love our monarch but who disagree with the abuse of this law for political or whatever reasons.
The court ruled that there was insufficient evidence to convict Yuthapoom Madnok of Si Sa Ket on two counts of lese majeste. He had been accused of making defamatory comments about members of the royal family while watching TV news, and of writing insulting words directed at the monarchy on a CD. The charges were brought against him by public prosecutors.
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