Thailand's Criminal Court on April 11 approved an arrest warrant against Wuthipong Kochathamkhun, a leader of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), or “red shirts”, for an alleged lese-majeste offense.

The approval came after the Thai Crime Suppression Division submitted a petition that accused Wuthipong, also known as Ko Tee, of committing lese-majeste by making remarks considered insulting the monarchy during an interview with foreign press.

The whereabouts of Wuthipong, who is the red-shirt leader in central Pathum Thani province, remains unknown and a hunt for him has begun.

Deputy Commander of the Thai Crime Suppression Division Prasopchok Prommoon was quoted by the National News Bureau of Thailand as saying that the force will coordinate with investigative units to capture Wuthiphong.-VNA