Notification of the National Council for Peace and Order
Re: Offence relating to Pressing the Claim
Whereas it appears that many persons and groups of person press the claim from farmers by ruthless and illegal means without regard to law enforcement of government officials and sanction to be imposed thereon. The National Council for Peace and Order therefore, in order to keep on national security and public order, notify as follows:
Whoever compels a farmer, in the course of pressing the claim, to provide any property for himself or for another person by any act of violence, or by placing that person in the state of fear of injury to life, body, liberty, reputation or property of that person or of another person, until that farmer has to do so, shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years, or to a fine of not exceeding forty thousand Baht, or to both.
This Notification shall come into force from now on.
Notified by the 28th Day of May B.E. 2557 (2014)
General Prayuth Chan-ocha
Chief of the National Council for Peace and Order