Thailand sees a jump in royal defamation cases after death of king



Thai police are investigating 12 new complaints of royal defamation found on social media lodged since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej last week, a sharp rise amid intensifying scrutiny of anything deemed offensive to the monarchy.
The death last Thursday of the revered king, who was 88, after seven decades on the throne has plunged the Southeast Asian country into mourning and heightened sensitivity about the monarchy.
King Bhumibol was seen as a stabilising figure in a country often racked by political turmoil.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has moved quickly to quash any... read more

 
19 October 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: Reuters
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