Farang's anti-govt song - "not actionable" but way left open for private prosecution

Farang's anti-govt song - "not actionable" but way left open for private prosecution




As the Thai public and foreign community continued to share a viral song criticizing the country's government comes news about the possibility of a prosecution.


Channel 7 reported that contact with the legal affairs department of the National Council for Peace and Order and the Thai technology police had been made by reporters.


Both of these organisations suggested that the content of the song would not lead to official action.


But the way has been left open for someone to bring a private prosecution.


The Thai media said that the song had caused much laughter especially as the singer was a foreigner and one who spoke Thai very clearly in the song.


Channel 7 quoted Pol Gen Burin Thongpraphai of the NCPO's legal division that the song did not incite or cause division in society, things that could make it actionable.


The video was only made for clicks and likes he said. Though he left the way open for a possible private prosecution.


The RTP tech division agreed with this assessment that it was not actionable in an official capacity.  But they also said that a private prosecution could be brought.


The singer of the song Yan Marchal had posted on Facebook and YouTube and his like and share count was rapidly approaching 2 million this afternoon.


He has not responded to Thaivisa requests for comment though he said earlier that he was surprised at the big reaction to his song.


Source: https://news.ch7.com/detail/346422



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