A 15-year-old girl who is the youngest person ever accused of violating the lese majeste law, better known as Criminal Code Section 112, climbed the fence to enter her school again today (June 15) and said she is willing to hold talks to find a solution to continuing studying there, Naewna newspaper said.
Triam Udom Suksa Pattanakarn School earlier said Thanalop Phalanchai, or Yok, a 10th grade student did not have student status because a parent had not come to hand her over at the start of the new school year as is required and not because of not wearing uniform or dying her hair.
Yok insists a uniform is an expression of authoritarianism but is now willing to hold talks with the school administrators to find a solution on how to dress neatly.
She added that if the school does expel her she would find a way to continue her education even though it would not be at this school.
Mr. Anon Klinkaew, leader of People’s Centre to Protect the Monarchy, had filed a lese majeste complaint against the teenager over a rally at the Giant Swing on October 13, 2022 held to press for the release of political prisoners and abolish this law and also over a statement read in front of the UN office in Bangkok.
Thanalop Phalanchai, or Yok, climbing the fence to enter Triam Udom Suksa Pattanakarn School today, June 15, 2023. Photo: Naewna