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....
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....
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....
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....
BANGKOK (AP) — A lawyer says a Thai military court has sentenced a businessman to 25 years in prison on charges of defaming the country's monarchy, believed to be the longest sentence handed down in recent years for the crime of lese majeste....
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