06BANGKOK1539 DCM RECEIVES DEMARCHE – MYSTERY FLYERS IN LA
“This record is a partial extract of the original cable.
The full text of the original cable is not available.
“,”C O N F I D E N T I A L BANGKOK 001539
DEPARTMENT FOR DS/OFM
E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/14/2016
TAGS: PGOV, ASEC, TH, Demarche
SUBJECT: DCM RECEIVES DEMARCHE – MYSTERY FLYERS IN LA
Classified By: Deputy Chief of Mission Alex A. Arvizu, reason 1.4 (b) (
1. (C) On March 13, DCM Arvizu received a demarche from MFA
Director-General Nongnuth Phetcharatana related to the
distribution of flyers in Los Angeles that make
\”inappropriate references\” to the King and the Crown Prince.
According to DG Nongnuth, the 18-page flyer was distributed
in Los Angeles in September 2005 by an anonymous source. She
admitted not having seen the full text of the Thai-language
flyer, but noted that it appeared to be primarily a personal
attack on the Thai Consul General in Los Angeles. She said
that there were only one or two sentences that contained
inappropriate references to the monarchy.
2. (C) DG Nongnuth stated that the RTG would like the FBI to
assist the Consul General in Los Angeles in finding out who
is behind the production and distribution of these flyers.
DCM asked if the flyers contained any threats against the
Consul General or the royal family. DG Nongnuth stated that
she was uncertain, but believed that the document contained
no direct threats.
3. (C) DCM responded by assuring the DG that Post would
inform the Department, and in particular Diplomatic
Security\’s Office of Foreign Missions (DS/OFM). DCM noted,
however, that in the absence of any threat it is unclear what
action DS would be able to take.