MOVE Forward Party denied being behind the actions of a 15-year-old girl who is the youngest person ever accused of violating the lese majeste law, better known as Criminal Code Section 112, and has climbed the gate to go study in her school after a problem arose over her dyed hair and insistence on wearing ordinary clothes not a uniform, Naewna and MNG Online said today (June 17),
Mr. Rangsiman Rome, the party’s spokesman, said all that Thanalop Phalanchai, or Yok, a 10th grade student at Triam Udom Suksa Pattanakarn School, has carried out is 100% her personal decision.
“Everybody knows what they want to do and what they don’t want to do. As I see it, you shouldn’t say Move Forward is behind this issue because nobody benefits from it at all,” he said.
However, children should not be pushed out of the education system and all parties must discuss and negotiate to resolve this problem, he said, adding that Move Forward’s education team has not yet discussed or followed up on this matter.
After climbing the gate to enter the school for two days in a row following a Facebook post on Tuesday night saying that she had been expelled but which the school administrators later denied doing so, yesterday she managed to get in by climbing through a window.
At 7.40 a.m. she arrived at the school but the security guards and teachers locked the gate. She then tried to enter via a side door but the teachers threatened to report her to police for trespassing. She then got in by climbing through a window.
At 8 a.m. policemen both in and out of uniform were seen in the school compound.
Top and Front Page: Thanalop Phalanchai, or Yok, at the school gate and then walking in the school compound after climbing through the window yesterday and some policemen who showed up there. Photos: MNG Online