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Thailand Youtuber could be charged to criticize the Miss Universe dress

Miss Thailand Sophida Kanchanarin goes on stage during the competition from Miss Universe 2018. [Foto: RUNGROJ YONGRIT, EPA-EFE] 19659008] BANGKOK – A Thai social media influx criticizing one dress used by her country Miss Universe attendees could end up in court after another online personality filing a complaint to the police's charge that her thumb-down fashion commentary troubled the royal family. Kitjanut Chaiyosburana, a businessman and politician, said Wednesday that he left his complaint after seeing a Facebook post by Wanchaleom Jamneanphol, who dismissed a blue dress designed by Princess Srivannavari Nariratana, a daughter of King Maha Vajiralongkorn. Miss Universe Thailand, Sophida Kancharin, carried the dress during a 5th campaign event that was part of the festival, won in Bangkok on Monday by the Philippines Catriona Gray. [19659010] Related: Biggest moment you missed at Miss Universe 2018: Who won, near fall and forgotten words Police colleague Siriwat Deepor, spokesman for the Technical Law Enforcement Bureau, received and was to be investigated. Wanchaleom has deleted the critical post and apologized Monday to Princess Srivannavari in another Facebook letter. "Your Royal Highness Sirivannavari Nariratana, I, Wanchaleom Jamneanphol, had no intention of insulting or disrespectful of the high institution," writes Wanchaleom, using languages ​​used solely to address Thai royalities. "I feel deeply guilty and sorry for what happened." The police could forward the complaint to prosecutors as a violation of the computer breach law, which punishes five years imprisonment and fines to spread false information and harm national security. Similar cases have also…

Miss Thailand Sophida Kanchanarin goes on stage during the competition from Miss Universe 2018. [Foto: RUNGROJ YONGRIT, EPA-EFE] 19659008] BANGKOK – A Thai social media influx criticizing one dress used by her country Miss Universe attendees could end up in court after another online personality filing a complaint to the police’s charge that her thumb-down fashion commentary troubled the royal family.

Kitjanut Chaiyosburana, a businessman and politician, said Wednesday that he left his complaint after seeing a Facebook post by Wanchaleom Jamneanphol, who dismissed a blue dress designed by Princess Srivannavari Nariratana, a daughter of King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Miss Universe Thailand, Sophida Kancharin, carried the dress during a 5th campaign event that was part of the festival, won in Bangkok on Monday by the Philippines Catriona Gray. [19659010] Related: Biggest moment you missed at Miss Universe 2018: Who won, near fall and forgotten words

Police colleague Siriwat Deepor, spokesman for the Technical Law Enforcement Bureau, received and was to be investigated.

Wanchaleom has deleted the critical post and apologized Monday to Princess Srivannavari in another Facebook letter.

“Your Royal Highness Sirivannavari Nariratana, I, Wanchaleom Jamneanphol, had no intention of insulting or disrespectful of the high institution,” writes Wanchaleom, using languages ​​used solely to address Thai royalities. “I feel deeply guilty and sorry for what happened.”

The police could forward the complaint to prosecutors as a violation of the computer breach law, which punishes five years imprisonment and fines to spread false information and harm national security. Similar cases have also been treated as read majesty or insulted monarchy, punishable by three to five years in prison.

“I acted as a Thai to protect the country’s reputation and to show an example,” told the complainant Kitjanut The Associated Press. “So many times people make sloppy comments and it ends with just an excuse.”

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Kitjanut and Wanchaleom are both popular characters in Thailand’s online LGBT community. Wanchaleom is a transgender woman with over 500,000 followers on Facebook and Kitjanut is a transgender with more than 400,000 Facebook followers.

Kitjanut said he would not criticize a member of the HLT community because people outside already have a negative view on them, but that he acted for wanting justice.

“There are people who say why is a tomboy who criticizes a trans,” he said. “But for me, it’s not about protecting your own group of people, but about right and wrong. She (Wanchaleom) is a big influencer and she has a big success. So she should be a good example to others.” [19659040] Related: Miss USA apologizes for the video flow of her mocking other participants English

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