Thai Police Arrest Man in Facebook Video, Vowing to Shoot Those Who Defame King

Thai Police Arrest Man in Facebook Video, Vowing to Shoot Those Who Defame King
Suchaet Muangsamut is pictured Friday alongside the two guns he displayed in a Facebook video he posted Wednesday, in which he threatened to kill anyone defaming the Late King Bhumibol in Samut Sakhon
Suchaet Muangsamut is pictured Friday alongside the two guns he displayed in a Facebook video he posted Wednesday, in which he threatened to kill anyone defaming the Late King Bhumibol in Samut Sakhon – Photo Khaosod

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BANGKOK – On Friday the Royal Thai Police detained a motorist who had threatened to kill anyone defaming the late King in a video online and said weapons-related charges could be filed against him.

Suchaet Muangsamut was arrested at his home in the Mahachai district of Samut Sakhon province at about 8am, according to Lt. Col. Pongsiri Kengnok, two days after he claimed to be looking for someone defaming the king to shoot.

Police said he would not be charged for making the threats but may face charges for unlawful possession of firearms, as the two handguns he was driving around with were not legally registered.

Lt. Col. Pongsiri Kengnok told Khaosod that Suchaet admitted to filming the 12-minute video showing him drive around with a portrait of the late King in his backseat and two handguns on the seat next to him, threatening to kill anyone he found insulting the late King. Continue Reading…

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