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Reuters on lese majeste and crushing dissent

Aubrey Belford at Reuters has compiled an in-depth report on lese majeste that is worth reading and considering. It is spawned by the huge spike in lese majeste charges and the lengthy and cruel sentences being handed out by the military courts to “offenders,” some of whom have been entrapped into “offending.” 636 more words

Prem and the junta

Former unelected prime minister and current President of the king’s Privy Council General Prem Tinsulanonda has celebrated his 95th birthday by, in the words of a Khaosod headline… 162 more words

Who cut the forests?

Self-appointed Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha has an opinion on pretty much everything. As The Dictator his opinion is widely heard even if his opinions are those of a cloistered military bureaucrat with little knowledge of real life. 629 more words

Hunting and hating Pavin

The Dictator and his minions are very angry with Pavin Chachavalpongpun.

Already living in exile in Japan because the military junta withdrew his passport and charged him with lese majeste, Pavin has been a regular commentator on the monarchy, the military and politics. 182 more words

In campaign mode

Whenever Surin Pitsuwan gets into the public spotlight it is a pretty good bet that he is in campaign mode. Last time he surfaced in domestic politics… 426 more words

Rose on monarchy and the right to criticize

As we sometimes do, we post a comment from Chatwadee Rose Amornpat, accused of lese majeste in Thailand and writing from the UK. We don’t always agree with Rose’s commentary, but she deserves to be heard: 1,156 more words