Police seek activist Veera over Facebook survey

Veera Somkwamkid, pictured here at a Feb 5 seminar on fighting corruption, faces years in prison for posting the result of conversations with his Facebook followers. (Post Today photo)

Police are searching for rights and anti-corruption activist, Veera Somkwamkid, who is facing an arrest warrant for allegedly violating the Computer Crime Act by posting a Facebook survey result suggesting most people lack confidence in the government and the prime minister.

A source said the Criminal Court approved a warrant on Thursday for the arrest of Mr Veera, accused of spreading false information online causing damage to the public.

The Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) found the survey was conducted on the Facebook page of someone using a Thai account named Veera Somkhwamkid, which was later found to be Mr Veera's, and some Facebook users responded to the questionnaire posted.

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