The Monarchy and National Security

15 01 2010

Prachatai recently reported that Abhisit has set up an “Advisory Committee on National Security Cases Involving the Monarchy,” for the purpose of “advising the police, DSI and ICT Ministry on the careful, appropriate and fair conduct of lèse majesté cases.”

PPT asks: whose nation, and whose security? Does silencing dissent, and causing other citizens to be afraid to speak really make Thailand more secure? Or might it have the opposite effect?

Read the Prachatai piece here, including a link to the MCOT release: 13 January 2010, “Abhisit Sets up Advisory Committee on National Security Cases Involving the Monarchy”



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