By Thai Newsroom Reporters
MOVE FORWARD MP Amaratana Chokpamitkul said today (Nov.14) she will be seeking justice in court after turning herself in at a Bangkok police station for branding Prayut Chan-o-cha a ”criminal” prime minister online.
The woman lawmaker turned herself in at Nang Lerng police station in the face of an arrest warrant based on a libel charge against her after she had tweeted to brand Prayut as a “criminal” prime minister who rose to power by way of the 2014 coup which he himself had orchestrated as army chief.
Amaratana maintained that she had practically represented millions of people who had been disgruntled and deterred from launching criticisms online against the current premier who had evidently committed the crime by robbing them of democratic rule, overthrowing an elected government, tearing up the constitution and managing to grant himself a pardon from all penalties otherwise provided by law.
The Move Forward MP said it remains to be seen how justice may be served over the defamatory lawsuit filed against her in court, given matters of fact about the coup leader-turned-premier.
She said Prayut has never testified before a House committee or responded to interpellations lodged during House meetings pertaining to the coup which he had orchestrated to replace the elected government with a military-installed one which he himself has headed.
Prayut has turned off comments which may have been otherwise posted on his Facebook page about the way he has so far run the country for over eight years in corruption-infested, error-riddled fashion, according to the opposition MP.
Move Forward MP Amaratana Chokpamitkul. Photos: Matichon