Unfortunately the cases that are proceeding are not cases initiated during my administration; they were in the pipeline. But I’ve already told the police chief there are some concerns and sensitivities that he should be aware of when applying the law, and he has to be more careful that the law is not abused or too liberally interpreted.

– Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva quoted in Nirmal Ghosh, “Don’t abuse lese majeste lawтА│, The Straits Times, 12 February 2009.