Suthep accused of lese majeste

Suthep accused of lese majeste

A former Pheu Thai MP for Lop Buri on Monday lodged a lese majeste complaint against Suthep Thaugsuban, secretary-general of the anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee.

Suchart Sainam and his lawyer Singthong Buachoom argued that Mr Suthep had defamed Thailand's monarchy by calling on the public to boycott the general election and demanding that the caretaker government step down and the poll be deferred.

The pair presented police with evidence including photos and voice clips of Mr Suthep's speeches to back their claim that the protest leader had violated Section 112 of the Criminal Code.

The complaint was received by Crime Suppression Division deputy chief Pol Col Prasopchok Prommul. He said the police will interrogate Mr Suchart and examine the evidence before taking further action.

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