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Attorney General set to process lese majeste charges against 'Rose'

The Attorney General's office has received two investigation files from police in relation to alleged offences - including lese majeste - by Chatwadee "Rose" Amornpat, office spokesman Wanchai Roujanavong said yesterday.

The Technology Crime Suppression Division has filed two charges against Chatwadee. Along with the alleged lese majeste offences, it has accused her of violating the Computer Crime Act.

The alleged crimes were committed on July 10 and 17.

The spokesman said the TCSD chief had headed the investigation.

Chatwadee allegedly violated the Computer Crime Act, which relates to the import of a computer system with forged computer data, either in whole or in part, or false data in a manner that is likely to cause damage to a third party or the public.

It also relates to the import of a computer system with false computer data in a manner likely to damage the country's security or cause public panic.

Article 112 of the penal code, the lese majeste law states: "Whoever defames, insults or threatens the King, Queen, the Heir-apparent or the Regent shall be punished with imprisonment of three to fifteen years."

Once the Attorney General has filed the charges and issued an arrest warrant, the office will work with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to bring Chatwadee to court, the spokesman said.


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