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Airline Apologizes for Tweet Poking Fun at Thailand’s King
April 04, 2022

Airline Apologizes for Tweet Poking Fun at Thailand’s King

By Sebastian Strangio
An April Fool's tweet referenced the apparently volatile relationship between King Vajiralongkorn and his consort Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi.

Thai Activist Sentenced to 2 Years Prison for Defaming King
March 07, 2022

Thai Activist Sentenced to 2 Years Prison for Defaming King

By Sebastian Strangio
Narin Kulpongsathron is accused of affixing a sticker to a portrait of King Vajiralongkorn during a political protest in 2020.
Royalists Step Up Campaign Against Thai Chapter of Amnesty International
January 20, 2022

Royalists Step Up Campaign Against Thai Chapter of Amnesty International

By Sebastian Strangio
A network led by the ultraroyalist booster Seksakol Atthawong claims the rights group supports the abolition of the Thai monarchy.

Pavin Chachavalpongpun on the Strange Death of King Ananda Mahidol
January 11, 2022

Pavin Chachavalpongpun on the Strange Death of King Ananda Mahidol

By Sebastian Strangio
"Like a ghost from the past, the decades-old case continues to haunt the Thai monarchy and poses a threat to its stability."

Thailand’s Protesters Are Battling to Redefine National Identity
November 02, 2021

Thailand’s Protesters Are Battling to Redefine National Identity

By Christian Kurzydlowski
Underlying the movement is a strong desire to reframe what it means to be Thai, moving away from total reliance on the monarchy and military's narrative.

On the Eve of Reopening, Thai Protesters Take to the Streets Again
November 01, 2021

On the Eve of Reopening, Thai Protesters Take to the Streets Again

By Cory Wright
Protesters’ demands remain the same: a constitutional overhaul, new elections and a reform of the monarchy.

Thailand’s Constitutional Dictatorship Weathers the Storm
September 27, 2021

Thailand’s Constitutional Dictatorship Weathers the Storm

By Zachary Abuza
Despite rumors of dissent within Prayut Chan-o-cha's coalition, the military is poised to retain its privileged position in Thai politics.
Thai Police Forcefully Disperse Protesters Demanding PM’s Resignation
July 19, 2021

Thai Police Forcefully Disperse Protesters Demanding PM’s Resignation

By Sebastian Strangio
Simmering anti-government sentiment has been compounded by Prayut's failures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Google Removes Two Custom Maps Doxing Critics of Thai Monarchy
June 29, 2021

Google Removes Two Custom Maps Doxing Critics of Thai Monarchy

By Sebastian Strangio
After anti-government demonstrations aired unprecedented criticisms of a powerful institution, the backlash is now in full swing.

Thai Court Denies Bail for Hunger Striking Protest Leaders
April 30, 2021

Thai Court Denies Bail for Hunger Striking Protest Leaders

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came as Prime Minister Prayut assumed sweeping new powers to fight the current outbreak of COVID-19.

Amid Legal Crackdown, Thai Protest Movement Regains Momentum
March 25, 2021

Amid Legal Crackdown, Thai Protest Movement Regains Momentum

By Sebastian Strangio
After a period of hiatus, and amid a concerted legal offensive, the student-led protests are beginning to revive.
Thailand to Boost Prison Capacity Amid Political Crackdown
March 12, 2021

Thailand to Boost Prison Capacity Amid Political Crackdown

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement follows the arrest of nearly 400 people in connection to the ongoing pro-democracy protest movement.

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