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What does Princess Ubolratana's entry mean for Thai politics?

Feb 09, 2019 - 9:44 AM

Princess Ubolratana's brother, the king, is against regal involvement in elections – how will her entry change the game?

(FILES) This picture taken on March 24, 2010 shows Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya visiting the Thailand pavilion at the Hong Kong Entertainment Expo. - Thai princess to run for Prime Minister with Shinawatra party: party official said on February 8, 2019. (Photo by Mike CLARKE / AFP)

Thai princess's political move raises questions over insult law

Feb 08, 2019 - 3:48 PM

Here are some facts about lese majeste law, or section 112 of the criminal code, as it is known in Thailand

PRINCESSS UBOLRATANA. This picture taken on March 24, 2010 shows Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya visiting the Thailand pavilion at the Hong Kong Entertainment Expo. Photo by Mike CLARKE/AFP

Thai student leader jailed for lese majeste

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Jatupat Pai Dao Din Boonpatararaksa 25 is the latest anti junta activist to be hit by the country s draconian lese majeste law which bans any criticism of the monarchy

Thai activist arrested for commemorating democratic revolution

Jun 24, 2017 - 1:28 PM

Activist Ekachai Hongkangwan is taken to a Bangkok military base for attitude adjustment

THAI MONARCHY. An image of Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn who became the king of Thailand on December 1, 2016, opening a new chapter for the powerful monarchy in a country still mourning the death of his father. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP

Thailand backs down on Facebook ban over royal posts

May 16, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Thailand ferociously enforces a draconian lese majeste law which outlaws any criticism of the monarchy

5 Thais charged with royal defamation for Facebook 'shares'

May 04, 2017 - 6:22 PM

The 5 are remanded in custody on Wednesday May 3 for sharing Facebook posts written by Paris based Thai historian Somsak Jeamteerasakul about the disappearance of a democracy plaque in Bangkok last month

Thai charged in first royal slur case under new king

Feb 10, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Jatupat Boonpatararaksa is arrested for sharing on Facebook a profile of King Maha Vajiralongkorn written by the BBC s Thai language service in London

MAHA VAJIRALONGKORN. This file handout photo received from Thailand's Royal Bureau taken on August 01, 2011 shows Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn reading a statement at Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in Bangkok. File photo from Royal Bureau/AFP

Thailand blames PM death threats on exiled anti-monarchists

Feb 06, 2017 - 6:44 PM

The allegation comes as Thailand seeks to extradite the group for slandering the royal family – an offense punishable by up to 15 years in prison per count

Cambodia to arrest 3 suspects behind photoshopped image of king

Jan 02, 2017 - 3:48 PM

UPDATED The suspects supposedly used a photo editing software to put King Norodom Sihamoni in a gay porn scene

RESPECTED. King Norodom Sihamoni is largely respected in Cambodia. File photo by Ace Moradante/Malacañang Photo

BBC under investigation for profile of new Thai king

Dec 07, 2016 - 6:48 PM

UPDATED The BBC is now under scrutiny for a Thai language profile it published out of its London offices of the nation s new monarch King Maha Vajiralongkorn who ascended to the throne last week

MAHA VAJIRALONGKORN. A woman holds an image of Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok on December 2, 2016. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/ AFP

Thai man jailed for 6 years over Facebook royal 'slur'

Jan 20, 2016 - 5:49 PM

The conviction is the latest jail term handed down in an unprecedented lese majeste crackdown

ROYAL FAMILY. Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej (C) sits next to his family during a public appearance to mark his 85th birthday celebrations on the balcony of Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in Bangkok, Thailand, December 5, 2012. File Photo by Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thailand jails woman at 'secret' ruling over Facebook posts

Dec 16, 2015 - 4:02 PM

Chayapa Shokpornbudsri is found guilty of defaming the monarchy on Facebook at a hearing without her lawyer present a court official says

Thai faces jail for insulting king's dog – lawyer

Dec 15, 2015 - 9:26 PM

Thanakorn Siripaiboon 27 is charged by police with lese majeste for a satirical Facebook post about the king and his dog

Thai man jailed for 30 years for 'insulting' royals on Facebook

Aug 07, 2015 - 3:57 PM

Pongsak Sriboonpeng is sentenced to 10 years on each count with his 60 year jail term halved after he pleaded guilty

ROYAL FAMILY. Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej (C) sits next to his family members on the balcony of Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in Bangkok, Thailand, December 5, 2012. File Photo by Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thai junta bans lese majeste debate – organizers

Jun 15, 2015 - 6:27 PM

The Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand says police would blockade the the building housing the FCCT if the event went ahead

ROYAL FAMILY. Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej (C) sits next to his family at a public appearance to mark his 85th birthday celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand, December 5, 2012. File Photo by Narong Sangnak/EPA

Hedged condemnation of Hebdo attack across Southeast Asia

Jan 13, 2015 - 1:43 PM

No leader or government spoke out about the real attack the one on press freedom whether you agree that Charlie Hedbo was tasteful or not

Two senior Thai policemen charged with royal defamation – official

Nov 23, 2014 - 6:10 PM

A Central Investigation Bureau chief and his deputy have been charged under the strict lese majeste law in Thailand

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Thai radio host to be jailed for 5 years for royal defamation

Nov 18, 2014 - 6:35 PM

The ruling on Kathawut 59 – who presents an online radio show from overseas – is one of the first sentences passed by a military court for breaching the lese majeste law

Malaysian blogger held over alleged royalty insult

Jul 06, 2012 - 6:04 PM

The blogger a 26 year old woman allegedly insulted the sultan of Johor state