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Bangkok: A Thai court threw out defamation charges against a news agency for alleging environmental damage by a gold mine, a lawyer said, in a rare win for press freedom in the country.
Bangkok (AFP) - A British activist was found guilty of criminal defamation and breaching Thailand's strict computer laws and given a three-year suspended jail sentence, his lawyer said on Tuesday, over a report on labour abuses in the kingdom's lucrative fruit sector.
Bangkok (AFP) - Washington's envoy to Thailand Wednesday expressed concern about the "unprecedented" prison terms handed down under the kingdom's draconian royal defamation law, saying no one should be jailed for peacefully expressing their opinion.
Bangkok (AFP) - A Thai human rights lawyer could be sentenced to a maximum 150 years in prison after he was charged with a record ten counts of royal defamation, a rights group said Wednesday.
GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s defamation suit against an online news portal and its writer over his official car has been moved to Aug 4 pending Federal Court action on a recent ruling that politicians cannot sue the media in their governmental capacities.
BANGKOK: The US Ambassador to Thailand is under investigation for royal defamation over comments he made criticising lengthy jail sentences from the kingdom’s lese majeste law, a foreign media group and police said Wednesday.
PUTRAJAYA: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin can defend himself in the RM100mil defamation suit brought against him by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.