Hunt on for lese majeste radio pirates

Hunt on for lese majeste radio pirates

National Security Council chief Thawip Netniyom will leave for Vientiane next week in a bid to crack down on pirate radio broadcasters spreading anti-monarchy messages.

The move came after a discussion between Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon and the visiting Lao defence minister Chansamone Chayalath on Wednesday during the General Border Committee meeting in Bangkok.

Gen Prawit said yesterday Laos has agreed to help Thailand hunt for a group of Thai nationals exploiting Laos as its base to launch verbal attacks against the higher institution through an underground radio station.

He said NSC chief Gen Thawip would travel to Laos to follow up the matter. Gen Thawip said he would travel to Laos on a mission to track down the group.

When in Laos he would discuss the matter further with various officials.

According to a security source, the Lao government and police on Nov 16 last year summoned for talks a group of Thai red-shirt supporters who escaped into Laos after facing charges associated with alleged violations of Section 112 of the Criminal Code, which is better known as the lese majeste law.

The group was given an ultimatum to stop attacking the Thai monarchy or face deportation, the source said.

The move followed a request made by Thailand at the informal meeting of Asean defence ministers on Nov 16-17 in Vientiane, said the source.

He added that the group consists of Chucheep Cheewasuth, alias Luang Sanam Laung; Trairong Sinsuebphol, alias Khunthong Fai Yen; Romchalee Somboonrattanakul, alias Yammy Fai Yen; Surachai Danwattananusorn, alias Surachai Saedan; and Wuthipong Kochathamakhun, alias Ko Tee.

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