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Lawsuit (SLAPP)

1 Mar 2019

Suchanee Rungmuanporn - Voice TV


Date lawsuit was filed
1 Mar 2019
Date accuracy
All Correct
Suchanee Rungmuanporn
Voice TV
Press; media
Lawsuits: SLAPPs
Legal claims: Defamation, Libel
Lawsuit Brought By: Company
Target: Individual
Location of Filing: Thailand
Location of Incident: Thailand
Thammakaset 2 Thailand Agriculture & livestock Company Response


Thammakaset filed a criminal defamation complaint (Articles 326 and 328 of the Criminal Code) with the Lopburi police against a female reporter Ms.Suchanee Rungmuanporn (Cloitre) from Voice TV in relation to a post on Twitter that the reporter made on September 14, 2017, regarding the Thammakaset’s labor rights abuses. The female reporter testified at the police station on May 1, 2018. On October 16, 2018, the Lopburi Public Prosecutor’s Office decided not to prosecute the case. On March 1, 2019, Thammakaset filed a criminal defamation complaint (Articles 326 and 328 of the Criminal Code) with the Lopburi Provincial Court, against the same female reporter from Voice TV. The preliminary hearing was held, and the case accepted to full criminal trial to commence September 2019. In December 2019, she was sentenced to two years in prison. After the sentence, she was released on 75,000 Thai Baht (USD 2,404 bail).