Thailand is a kingdom with subjects, not citizens. These subjects are not allowed to say anything that may be considered by the authorities as offensive to the royal household or to the King, Maha Vajiralongkorn. These lese majeste laws are the reason why some students have recently been charged with royal defamation. This article is published by Expactica. Here is an excerpt:
The pro-democracy movement, which has been largely led by student activists, kicked off a year ago due to public discontent over Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha’s administration.
One key protest demand that emerged was monarchy reforms, a once-taboo issue that spilled into public discussion due to the student-led rallies that drew tens of thousands at their peak.
At one such protest in October last year, thousands marched to the German embassy in defiance of the king, who has spent long periods of time in Germany.
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