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Thai court jails 8 for posting videos insulting the monarchy

By Wed, Jul 15, 2015 9:58AM UTC 0 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai military court has sentenced eight people to five-year jail terms for distributing online content insulting the country's monarchy....

Fighting the junta from abroad: Struggle goes on for Thailand’s political exiles

By Thu, Jun 18, 2015 12:13PM UTC 4 Comments

Hundreds of political asylum seekers have fled Thailand to escape the pursuit of the Thai military regime since last year’s coup. Renowned activists like Aum Neko and Jarun Ditthaapichai have shared their stories of exile, highlighting the threats to their lives. But for lesser known exiles, the choice to speak out is fraught, and tempered by hopes of a quiet return....

Thai junta shuts down FCCT event for 2nd time this month

By Mon, Jun 15, 2015 7:41PM UTC 2 Comments

The FCCT said in a statement Monday afternoon that it had cancelled a discussion scheduled to take place Wednesday on Thailand's draconian lese majeste law after it received a verbal order from police....

Thai palace official arrested on lese majeste charges

By Thu, Jun 11, 2015 3:39PM UTC 0 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — A royal household official attached to the Thai crown prince's ex-wife has turned himself in over multiple charges, including defamation against the country's monarchy....

A lèse majesté law for Singapore’s king, long live Lee Kuan Yew!

By Tue, May 26, 2015 9:04AM UTC 2 Comments

Singapore isn’t a monarchy, but if the ruling party has its way, it may soon become one. And the king will be none other than the late Lee Kuan Yew. Mr Lee is Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, a highly controversial figure who is nonetheless widely respected by Singaporeans. With this law, the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) hopes to make him less controversial and more widely respected—by fiat if not by rewriting our history. Yet if Thailand’s experience is anything to go by, the plan is more likely to backfire. It is in any case, ill-conceived and legally unsound....