Solo political activist Srisuwan Janya was physically attacked this morning, as he was giving an interview to the media, while he was at the office of Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) to lodge a complaint against Udom Taephanich, a stand-up comedian well known for his comedy series “Deaw 1-13”.
The attacker approached Srisuwan and started punching and kicking him. Police among the crowd of reporters intervened and managed to separate the two men.
The assailant later told the media that his attack on Srisuwan was meant to teach him a lesson, in response to his penchant for filing complaints on almost every issue against various people “indiscriminately”.
He claimed that he did attack Srisuwan of his own free will and was not hired by anybody, adding that he took leave today in order to show the public that not everyone agrees with Srisuwan’s complaints.
He also said that he is ready to face legal action for the incident today and apologised the TCSD police for the inconvenience caused.
Before the surprise attack, Srisuwan told the media that he came to the TCSD office to ask the police to take action against Udom for his latest solo talk show, which was posted on social media.
He alleged that Udom’s talk contains some remarks which could be deemed incite the public to participate in protests, which may threaten national security, public order and the rights of the other people.