In this video one of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's lawyers, Mr Robert Amsterdam, is interviewed by Dr Andrew Walker of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. They discuss recent defamation allegations levelled against Mr Amsterdam by the Royal Thai Army chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha. Mr Amsterdam also clarifies his relationship with Thaksin and with the Red Shirts. The interview ends with reflections on lese majeste and Thailand's royal family.
Mr Robert Amsterdam is the founding partner of the law firm Amsterdam & Peroff. Since 2010 he has worked with former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on a number of high-profile political and legal matters. He is interviewed by Dr Andrew Walker who is the co-founder of New Mandala and a Senior Fellow in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.