A former leading official with the Pheu Thai Party will on Wednesday acknowledge charges filed against her by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) following her criticism of the NCPO leader, PM Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha.
Lieutenant Sunisa Divakorndamrong, party’s one-time deputy spokesperson, said on Sunday that she would go to the Police Technology Crime Suppression Division with her lawyer and some foreign diplomatic observers.
The NCPO last week filed six charges against Sunisa for allegedly committing sedition and violating the Computer Crime bill by uploading false information to her Facebook page.
Sunisa had criticised many of Prayut’s actions. This included his handling of the suspicious death of a cadet and also the different way he treated Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalai when compared with Southern people who questioned the junta government’s policy.
NCPO spokesperson Maj Gen Piyapong Klinpan said the charges had been paid fairly to all sides. “We filed them through the normal legal procedure and didn’t abuse anyone,” he said
“The NCPO never obstructs any expression of opinions but the speakers have to be responsible for their actions. If they break laws, actions need to be taken.”
Sunisa has been keen an outspoken critic of Prayut and many of her comments are seen as being full of emotion and sarcasm.
“My criticism is pure in its intention and I follow my constitutional rights,” Sunisa said “I don’t aim to attack or smear the government but Gen Prayut, as a public figure, can be subject to criticism in the best interests of the people.”