Justice minister is upbeat with positive response from foreign governments regarding lese majeste comments

Justice Minister Paiboon Kumchaya is confident that the Thai government’s request for cooperation from 7-8 foreign governments through their embassies in Bangkok to control the political activities of alleged lese majeste offenders in their countries.

He said that he had received feedbacks from some of the embassies asking for more information about the alleged lese majeste activities committed by these alleged offenders which he described as a positive sign.

It was earlier reported that the government had approached embassies of the United States, France, Australia and Cambodia for cooperation to restrain these alleged offenders.

In the case of Cambodia, the government has sought the extradition of three Thai citizens taking refuge in Cambodia. But the Cambodian government has not decided yet whether to respond to the request or not.

General Paiboon urged the public not to pay attention to these people, saying they number about only 10. These people will gradually disappear from the social media, if netizens ignore them and do not share their insulting messages in the social media, he said.

The minister admitted that it might not be possible for the alleged offenders to be extradited to Thailand because of the legal problem, but he was upbeat that several foreign governments have begun to understand the sentiments of the Thai people regarding the issue of Monarchy.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)