Disgraced Thai Cartoonist Facing Defamation Charges

Cartoonist Somchai Katanyutanant, infamously known by both fans and readers by his pseudonym Chai Rachawat, reported to Metropolitan Police Division 1 on Monday morning to hear defamation charges filed against him by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Somchai is employed by Thai Rath, seen by many as a semi-tabloid newspaper. According to the news, “people turned up […]

Democrats facing defamation charges at Thai criminal court

Democrats facing defamation charges at Thai criminal court Democrat Party spokesman Chavanond Intarakomalyasut and deputy spokeswoman Mallika Boonmeetrakul have been indicted on charges of defaming Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over comments relating to her private meeting with businessmen at the Four Seasons Hotel in February last year. Prosecutors said Monday there was enough evidence to […]