Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Buddhist Personality : Methee Amornwuthikul

Name : Methee Amornwuthikul
Nationality : Thailand
Date Of Birth : 18th May 1971
Profession : Actor / Former nude model for gay magazines

This former Thai actor who is a member of the Red movement was arrested by the police on April 22 for possession of military weapons belonging to the government. The weapons were confiscated from the army during the April 10 clash between the Reds and the soldiers. He had admitted that he was keeping the weapons for "future use" and had distributed some of the weapons to his comrades. He also confessed that he was on the frontline during the April 10 clash which left 25 deaths and 800 injured and that the direction to shoot came from the Reds. The Red refuted his allegation. Today he is still under the custody of the police and could face death penalty if convicted for possession of heavy war weapons taken from soldiers. The police said that the actor would not be given any leniency despite him giving many confidential informations on the Red movement to the police. The Reds accused the police of fabricating his confession but according to the police he was not actually confessing but was proudly acknowledging his and the Reds involvement in the April 11 deadly clash.

Last year he was also arrested for assaulting the leader of a political party