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thailand charges activist who mocked pm's song | thailand news

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thailand charges activist who mocked pm's song | thailand news

a thai activist who made fun of one of leader prayuth chan-ocha's ballads on facebook has been charged with cyber-crime for publishing material critical of the government.veera somkwamkid was charged with "importing false computer data" for a post saying most thais lacked confidence in the military government, which took power in a 2014 coup in the name of ending more than a decade of political unrest.veera's post had been based on a tongue-in-cheek survey he carried out online as to which of the promises in the junta theme song "returning happiness to thailand" had been kept. alarm over thailand soldiers being given police powersthai students spearheading anti-coup protestsprayuth has written several ballads since taking power. filled with emotion, they get frequent play on state radio and are sung by an army chorister rather than prayuth himself.pledges in the stirring song penned by prayuth include: "we'll do as promised", "we won't need long", "the beautiful land will return", "we will be honest", and "we would like to return happiness to you all".most participants in the survey said "none of the above".veera, chairman of the people's rights and liberty protection group, denied all charges. he could face up to three years in jail, but was released on bail.his post was in response to a series of polls by thai survey institutions that showed strong support for the military government, veera said."i insist that my post was published according to my righ...