Saturday, 30 April 2011
Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, editor of Voice Of Taksin magazine, has been arrested and charged with lese majeste. The charge relates to two columns, titled Kom Kwan Kid, published in February and March 2010, written by Jit Pollachan (a pseudonym for Jakrapob Penkair). Voice Of Taksin is notorious for its radical and inflammatory content: some issues have incited violence, with a cartoon of a Molotov cocktail ("Don't throw more than two bottles per day!") and a cover depicting a hand grenade ("Bomb the aristocrats").