Academic held for posting anti-Pheu Thai messages
A 45-year old academic was arrested Thursday for posting anti-Thaksin Shinawatra messages on an election campaign board of Pheu Thai Party's Pongsapat Pongcharoen.
Hathaiwut Saithong, an academic under the jurisdiction of Bangkok's Educational Office 5, was charged with violating Article 57 of the Local Election Act, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a Bt100,000 fine.
Police said they saw Hathaiwut posting a sticker reading, "we do not want a governor who only pays lip-service", on a campaign board on Lat Phrao 45 in Bangkok's Huay Kwang district. Police said the man was caught carrying 50 other stickers that read: "we do not choose a governor who burned down the country". Police said Hathaiwut's bag also had photographs of Thaksin carrying the message that he should be jailed.