Authorities continue to crack down on activists in Thailand calling for reform to draconian lese majeste laws. Public interest has waned, and prominent activists say they are heavily monitored.
15 Sep 2022
After Edinburgh, King Charles III goes to Belfast. In a United Kingdom where the monarch plays the symbolic role of unifying figure, the new king of Great Britain and Northern Ireland arguably has a taller order here than in Scotland, where nationalists so far want to keep the crown with or without independence.
21 Jan 2021
A former civil servant has been convicted of 29 counts of violating Thailand's strict lese majeste law. She pleaded guilty to posting audio clips of a podcast produced by a prominent critic of the monarchy.
11 Nov 2020
Thai police on Sunday fired water cannons on pro-democracy protesters who were trying to march to the royal palace to deliver letters demanding reform to the unassailable monarchy.
31 Jul 2020
The king's passivity during the COVID-19 pandemic has made him the target of unprecedented criticism at home and abroad. As Thailand struggles to cope with the crisis, he is gallivanting miles away in Germany.