Suspect who allegedly harassed Thai PM’s twin daughters in custody

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha at a press conference after the cabinet meeting in January 4th.

A 40-year old man, now in police custody, is being questioned over the alleged harassment on social media of the twin daughters of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Using the Twitter name @jojoshamlet, the suspect posted a message urging people to rape the prime minister’s daughters whenever they encountered them. The post prompted the prime minister to order his lawyer, Mr. Apiwat Khanthong, to file a complaint with Nanglerng police.

Apiwat said that he will pursue the case to its end without compromise.

After receiving the complaint on Tuesday, Pol Lt-Col Athich Donnanchai, deputy superintendent of Nanglerng police, said that he issued a summons for the suspect to report to him next Monday.

Nonetheless, officers from the computer crime division arrested the man, whose name was not disclosed, on Wednesday night, at his residence in the Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan province, according to the administrator of the Twitter page “Street Hero Project”.


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