Thai court dumps case against Aussie editor
AUSTRALIAN journalist Alan Morison has described being “incredibly relieved and happy” at being set free by a Thai court after an ordeal lasting more than 18 months that could have seen him locked in prison for seven years.
Morison, 67, a distinguished journalist formerly of Melbourne, and his Thai colleague Chutima Sudasathian, were acquitted of charges under the Computer Crimes Act that they allegedly defamed the Royal Thai Navy.
Morison (pictured) told The Courier-Mail he was “incredibly relieved and happy” once the judgment, which was delivered in Thai, became clear. However he said there was a possibility the Royal Thai Navy may appeal the decision, despite the case being “a mistake”.
“At the moment the Thai justice system has prevailed and I think everybody, including 99 per cent of the Royal Thai Navy, will be happy with what’s happened,” he said.