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The Son Of Norwegian Diplomat Arrested In Thailand

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The son of Norwegian diplomat arrested in Thailand

BANGKOK: -- The son of a top ranking Norwegian diplomat has been arrrested in Thailand for allegedly having insulted a princess of the country's Royal Family. He may now face a long prison term.

To insult a member of the Royal Family is considered a major offence in Thailand

The man, in his 30s, is also charged with breaking the immigration laws, when he travelled to Thailand without the proper travel documents, VG writes.

He is not allowed to leave Thailand until his case has been brought before the court, according to the paper.

--NRK, Norway 2006-02-21

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what did he do or say or write that would get him sent to the slammer. Can anyone say in a respectful manner what the lout did :o

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Diplomat's son jailed for offending Thai royalty

The adult son of a Norwegian diplomat faces a lengthy term in a Thai prison, after being charged for speaking negatively about the Thai royal family and violating visa rules. It's strictly forbidden to criticize the royals in Thailand.

"We Thais have deep respect for the royal family," Thailand's ambassador to Norway, Chitriya Pinthong, told newspaper VG on Tuesday. The ambassador noted that a chapter of the Thai penal code regulates the prohibition against making derogatory remarks about Thailand's head of state or members of the royal family.

Thailand's ambassador declined to comment further on the case, because it's now under the jurisdiction of the Thai court system. A spokeswoman for the Norwegian Foreign Ministry was also reluctant to speak about the case, saying it was "a consular matter, on which we don't want to comment."

Norway's embassy in Bangkok confirmed that it had been involved in the case, but wouldn't offer details. Arne Lundby of the embassy told VG that "in Thailand, you're breaking the law if you speak negatively about, or in another way offend, members of the royal family."

VG reported that the alleged offense, according to Thai authorities, occurred at a gathering in Thailand last spring, at which both the diplomat's son and a Thai princess were present. The nature of the offense wasn't revealed.

The Norwegian man was charged last year and taken into custody, but he was released from jail after posting bail. He no longer has a diplomatic passport and his travel documents have been seized, as he's been prohibited from leaving the country while his court case is pending.

His diplomat father wasn't identified, but he reportedly is not attached to the Norwegian embassy in Bangkok.

Aftenposten English Web Desk

Nina Berglund

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What a <deleted>!!! (one of the few things that will cause a person grief in thailand - and lad did easily) No sympathy - deport/ban.

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I thought HRH said that the Lese Majeste law should not be used. Remember when Taksin droped a case because of what HRH said, or have I got it wrong??

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what did he do or say or write that would get him sent to the slammer. Can anyone say in a respectful manner what the lout did :o

We're not supposed to mention any of this here, respectful manner or not.

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I wonder how long it will be before this thread ends up being closed down, in the interests of self censorship?

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What a <deleted>!!! (one of the few things that will cause a person grief in thailand - and lad did easily) No sympathy - deport/ban.

This proves what a double standard lil' bastard you are....

On the topic of "muslims protesting against cartoons" you stated words to the effect that it is muslims being too sensitive over nothing

yet

when the shoe is on the other foot - its a case of ban/ deport him?

Just shows what a bigoted, racist, inconsistent little pile of steaming poo you are! :o

Well you've identified yourself as a mental midget - the law is clear in THAILAND, go read it and perhaps we can have a rationale conversation, doubtful, but worth a try. :D

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I think Toxin considers himself royalty as well, he throws law suits around at anyone that speaks negatively about him. :o

If what chuchok says is true, and it rings a bell in my head as well, then I wouldn't be surprised if HRH steps in to finish it by a quiet deportation or something.

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It would be also nice to know what exactly the Person said.

I'm pretty sure to remember that King Bhumiphol said in his birthday speech,thats it is allowed to criticize the King.

So it would be interresting,if he critiziced or realy insulted a member of the royal family.

But this behavior is in my opinion anyway absolute anoying and very very poor-particular for a probably well educated son of a diplomat.

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It would be also nice to know what exactly the Person said.

I'm pretty sure to remember that King Bhumiphol said in his birthday speech,thats it is allowed to criticize the King.

So it would be interresting,if he critiziced or realy insulted a member of the royal family.

But this behavior is in my opinion anyway absolute anoying and very very poor-particular for a probably well educated son of a diplomat.

The King said that what he does is not beyond reproach, and it is not fair that people feel they cannot comment on his actions. It was implied IMHO specifically related to what the King chooses to do.

I love the King, and IMHO he is absolutely awesome in a way I can not even really comprehend.

The King did not comment on the royal family in general.

If it was a personal insult that is another matter.

Let's get this clear, some things within Thailand have repercusions. This is one of them, as our Norwegian may have found out.

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Am surprised the Brits commenting on this thread so easily forget the existance and purpose of the Magna Carta.

I also hope that these same members do not critisise any other royal families of the world. You wouldn't want to be hypocrites now, would you?

Edited by Sir Burr

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