Political Activist Srisuwan Janya Attacked, Again, in Bangkok


Political activist Srisuwan Janya once again was physically attacked on Thursday, May 11th at the Office of the Election Commission (EC) after he filed a complaint about the Pheu Thai Party’s digital money policy.

Mr. Srisuwan was revealing the complaint to the Thai press after he met with the EC over the Pheu Thai policy on digital wallets. A man approached him before punching him in the face. The man shouted to Mr. Srisuwan “You complain about everything.” Mr. Srisuwan said back to the man “People have their right to complain.” The man left after that.

Mr. Srisuwan had injured his mouth from the punch. He told the Thai press after the incident “I don’t know who the man is. I never talked to him before.” Mr. Srisuwan filed a report to the Thung Song Hong Police after the incident.

The man was later identified by the press as Mr. Tossapon Tananonsophon, 60. Mr. Tossapon told the press that he did not punch Srisuwan but he only used his hand to slap him.

Tossapon was annoyed that Mr. Srisuwan has always complained about everything in Thailand and struck him in a fit of anger.

Our prior coverage:

Political activist Srisuwan Janya was physically attacked at the office of Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) in October, 2022 after filing a complaint against Thai stand-up comedian Udom “Note” Taephanich for his alleged critiques about the government during his talk show.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.