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A top Thai online lawyer has clarified the law relating to sex toys and defamation.
The comments come in the wake of the sacking of four employees of Kerry Express who showed the contents of a damaged parcel online. It contained a dildo and other sex toys addressed to a Thai woman .
The female name of the recipient of the package was named in the comments section of the post on the @LA fan page, reported Daily News Online.
Ratchaphon Sirisakhorn – who runs the “Sai Trong Kotmai” (Law Direct) page – is well known for offering his opinion about issues related to the law.
He said that sex toys were illegal in Thailand both in selling and receiving them and even in aiding and abetting their use.
But the seller of the toys could not claim damages as they had broken the law in the first place.
However, the recipient could make a claim for loss of face. This could result in a jail term of 2 years for the Kerry employee or employees who posted the pictures and her name.
A fine of up to 200,000 baht could also be levied.
In addition the woman could sue Kerry for damages and they in turn could sue the employees for the money.
The four employees have been sacked by Kerry. They were not entitled to compensation, said the lawyer.
Thaivisa notes that online lawyers are often quoted in news stories in Thailand.
Lawyer Worayuth Bunwongsai created a stir last year when he said that people could be prosecuted for defamation if they insulted a Thai woman by saying she had small breasts.
Calling a woman flat chested could get you a year in jail, reports suggested.