11 July 2024

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s twin daughters assigned a lawyer to file a complaint with Nang Loeng police today (Wednesday), claiming harassment and defamation on social media.

The lawyer, Mr. Apiwat Khanthong, who is attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, told the media that there are individualsand groups who have been posting and sharing false and defamatory information online, in a way which is harming thereputations of the Prime Minister’s twin daughters, Ms. Tunya and Ms. Nittha.

Mr. Apiwat also read a statement from the Chan-o-cha sisters,who claimed to have never expressed any political views or interfered with the political activities of their father.

They said it was necessary to defend their reputations after being accused of involvement in money laundering and adopting their mother’s maiden name to apply for visas to flee the country.

Pol Maj-Gen Samroeng Suanthong, commander of Metropolitan Police’s First Division, who accepted the complaint today, said he would form a panel to investigate the case, noting that it is a matter of public interest.

Even though the two complainants are the daughters of the Prime Minister, he said police will treat the complaint like any other.

Asked about the case by reporters, the Prime Minister said that he had nothing to do with it, because his daughters are already adults and they have the right to protect their reputation.