PM sues cartoonist for defamation

PM sues cartoonist for defamation – Bangkok Post, May 3, 2013
…Thai Rath, the country’s largest-circulation daily, said in its Friday edition that it understood how painful it would be for any woman to have such remarks directed at her.
However, since everyone has freedom of expression, he or she should be responsible for any opinions expressed publicly, said the newspaper, adding that the same rule applied to Mr Somchai.
If his opinions had been published in the newspaper, it would definitely have taken responsibility for the published messages, it said.
But in this case, the newspaper had to respect his right of privacy, it added.

Pheu Thai Women MPs Condemn “Chai Ratchawatra” – Khaosod, May 3, 2013
… Pheu Thai Party Women MPs regard the above-mentioned Facebook message as a violation of women′s rights and insult on women.
On the one hand, it accuses women of being whores who sell their bodies. Although the message does not refer to a specific person, it reflects the opinion of the author which is insulting the female sex. As women and men have equal rights, this kind of comment is very inappropriate and is a serious violation of his professional ethics. It deserve an open condemnation…

Earlier: Pheu Thai Joins Chorus Against Anti-Yingluck Cartoonist
Earlier: Thairath editorial cartoonist calls Yingluck a prostitute – Red Shirts protest

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