Democrat party to sue Ko Tee for alleged lese majeste throughout the country

The Democrat party will ask the government to seriously take legal actions against Wutthipong Kotethammakhun, alias Ko Tee, for allegedly defaming the Monarchy in his recent interview with the foreign media.

Party spokesman Chavanond Intharakomalasut said today (Wednesday) the party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva had assigned the party’s legal team to lodge complaints with caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order director Chalerm Yubamrung and Department of Special Investigation chief Tarit Pengdit to consider taking legal actions against Ko Tee for his controversial interview with the foreign media which were deemed lese majeste.

The party, said Mr Chavanond, will lodge a complaint with the Crime Suppression Division police and to file lawsuits against Ko Tee with the police throughout the country.

The Democrat spokesman noted that Ko Tee’s conduct reflected the negative attitude of several red-shirt leaders and followers towards the Monarchy. Such attitude, he said, is a security threat that authorities concerned cannot just sit idly by but have to take actions to deal with it according to the law.