6 June 2024

The Palang Pracharat MP for Ratchaburi province, Pareena Kraikupt, led a group of royalists to the United Nations ESCAP head office in Bangkok on Friday, to submit a letter expressing their support of the country’s lèse majesté law(Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code).

The letter explains that the law is enforceable in Thailand to protect the Monarchy and the police can invoke the law whenever an act is committed which is deemed to insult or defame His Majesty the King or the Royal Family.

After handing the letter to an official of UN ESCAP, Pareena told the media that the royalists oppose moves, by the anti-establishment movement, led by Somyos Prueksakasemsook, demanding that the UN Human Rights Commission and the international community put pressure on the Thai government to repeal the controversial law.