Thai millionaire businessman and aspiring politician Kitjanut Chaiyosburana saw Jamneanphol’s post on social media, in which she described the elegant blue dress made by Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana
as “ugly,” according to The Guardian
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“I cannot accept that a well-known individual in the online world expressed negative opinions that affect the country’s reputation,” the millionaire said, further describing the post she made as “irresponsible behavior.”
Chaiyosburana filed the charges which were accepted by the Thai police’s technology crime suppression division.
The Facebook post made by Jamneanphol has been deleted, and she insisted that she “did not have any intention to insult or disrespect the high institution.”
“I merely did not know the full consequences of my actions via my posts and comments, which caused damage to Your Royal Highness and the monarchy” she continued.
Under Thailand’s criminal code Article 112
— also known as the lèse-majesté laws — whoever insults or defames the royal family or the regent may face a punishment of three to 15 years of prison time.