Former Thai PM Indicted for Royal Defamation Amidst Heightened Political Tensions in Bangkok

Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been formally charged with defaming Thailand’s monarchy, marking a significant development in the nation’s political landscape. Despite being ousted from power 18 years ago, Thaksin remains a prominent figure in Thai politics. He voluntarily reported to prosecutors early in the morning, where the indictment process was swiftly completed, as announced by Prayuth Bejraguna, a spokesperson for the Office of the Attorney General, during a press conference.