Two face double lese majeste charges

Two face double lese majeste charges

Two of the suspects in former Central Investigation Bureau chief's crime network have faced a new lese majeste charge initiated by a post-graduate school in Bangkok.

The Bangkok military court on Friday issued the second lese majeste arrest warrant for two men already detained for his alleged connection with Pol Lt Gen Pongpat Chayapan's network.

Chakarn Phakphoom and Nuttapong Suwadee faced another lese majeste charge after the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida) had filed a complaint against them at Lat Phrao police station early in October.

Nida claimed Mr Chakarn, failing to meet the minimum attendanace for his post-graduate studies, conspired with Mr Nuttapong to have Mr Nuttapong inform Nida that Mr Chakarn was on a palace mission.

The case is a separate one from what the duo faced earlier for citing the monarchy when threatening creditors to reduce debts.

Mr Chakarn attended a course at the Public Administration Faculty in 2013. The six-hour course allowed for one-hour absence but Mr Chakarn missed three hours.

He later brought three letters signed by Mr Nuttapol saying Mr Chakarn had missed his class because he had to attend to a very important person.

This led Nida to believe that he was serving and allowed him to sit for the examination.

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