Thailand Taking YouTube To Court Over Insulting Video
Most stories I’ve seen so far talk about Google getting sued, but the AP
reports this move might be a criminal action:
Sitthichai Phokai-udom, the minister of information and communications
technology, told The Associated Press that a suit would be lodged with a Thai
court next week on charges of lese majeste, or offense against the monarchy,
which is a crime in Thailand.
"Thailand is a fairly small country and not the economic or military
powerhouse, so we are at the mercy of the greedy businessman in America," he
From Asia-Pacific News, more that it will be alleged Google lied about what
it could do to stop the video:
CT Minister Sitthichai Pookyaudom said he will proceed with the court case
against the Google-owned website on the grounds that it had lied about not
being able to stop a video clip that ran on YouTube last month that ridiculed
Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who will celebrate his 80th birthday this year.