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Officers from the computer crime division arrested a 40 year old man for allegedly harassing PM Prayut Chan-o-cha’s twin daughters on the social media platform Twitter. Police say the man posted a Tweet, encouraging anyone who comes across the twins Tanya and Nittha to rape the women. Prayut immediately had his lawyer file a complaint.

The man’s name was not released, but reports say he used the Twitter account @jojoshamlet. The deputy superintendent of the Nang Lerng police issued a summons for the suspect to come in for questioning next Monday, but the computer crime division of the police force arrested the man last night instead. The man was arrested at his home in Samut Prakan’s Bang Phili district, southeast of Bangkok.

The prime minister’s attorney, Apiwat Khanthong, says he intends to pursue the case on behalf of Prayut’s twin daughters fully and without concession or leniency.

This is not the first instance of people being prosecuted by the computer crime division for statements and actions about Prayut’s twin daughters. In September, Tanya and Nittha sued 100 people, 7 of whom were charged with libel.

The twins, who are now in their 30s, tend to keep a low profile and stay out of the spotlight. They were briefly in a pop band BADZ in 2006. They became the focus of a Twitter campaign under the hashtag #FindPrayut’sKids last year, which resulted in the previous legal action.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

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    Issan John

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Anyone who “posted a Tweet, encouraging anyone who comes across” ANYONE “to rape the women” should be put away.

    End of.

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    Roger Bruce

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    I do not like Thai PM but hate rape more
    I hope the man (like the planet Uranus) gets the full force of the law
    But as it was PM daughters … I think he may just disappear never to be seen again
    ( now if he asked all the ladyboys to rape the PM that would be cool!!!!)
    Good Luck Thailand

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    Realist Thailand

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    This person who made these comments is the lowest of low
    Any person who threatens to rape a woman should be locked up forever
    I have seen the psychological results of such threats and also when women are raped

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    David Rucker

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Lady in picture is not one of PM’s daughters. She is former minister of tourism and head of Toshiba Thailand!

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    Ian v5.00121

    Friday, March 26, 2021 at 6:51 am

    Not a fan of the PM but this is some bullshit. You can’t do that, I bet that whoever said this is a little pussy ass misogynistic POS.

    You deserve jail for saying such a thing.

    Architects of our own destiny, never forget that

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    RA

    Friday, March 26, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Wow, everyone is in agreement here today. Mark that on your calendar.

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    toby andrews

    Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11:53 am

    There must be SOMETHING we can argue about!
    Naw, we are all in agreement.
    .
    lol

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    Joe

    Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    So now we have a lese Prayut’s daughters’ law.

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Thailand is hoping its newest anti-human trafficking report will earn an upgrade from the US from Tier 2 to Tier 1. The report was submitted to the Washington’s Trafficking in Persons Report. Deputy government spokeswoman, Rachada Dhnadirek, said the government is ready to be upgraded after remaining on Tier 2 for 3 years in a row. Those nations who fall on the Tier 2, are deemed to not be fully complying with the minimum standards set out in the US’ Trafficking Victims Protection Act. Those on the Tier 2, however, are supposed to be making efforts to comply with the minimum standards.

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A 25 year old Phuket man who was allegedly beaten and shot by an off-duty, drunken police officer, will never walk again as he remains paralysed in the hospital. The news, according to doctors at Vachira Phuket Hospital, comes after Aroon Thongplab, was shot from a close range, with the bullet hitting his spine.

The man was a noodle vendor and was collecting a bowl from a customer on Bangla Road when he was allegedly shot by Pornthep Channarong of the Phuket Provincial Police at around 6am. Doctors told his wife about his prognosis after he woke up from a coma and underwent surgery to increase his prospects of being able to sit up. His wife, who is only known by her surname as Kulthida, told The Phuket News that she received news that he would never walk again.

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The Phuket Provincial Court is allowing Pornthep to go out on bail, despite the Royal Thai Police asking the court to keep in locked up.

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