Reviewing Streckfuss

10 10 2010

C.J. Hinke at FACT reviews the new book by David Streckfuss, Truth On Trial In Thailand: Defamation, treason and lèse majesté. Given that the book is controversial, the review is worth reading.

This paragraph caught our attention: “Numbers, of course, speak louder than words. 765 persons were prosecuted for lèse majesté ‘between 2006 and 2009—an average of almost 191 per year—a spectacular increase over the immediate previous decade when there was an average of just five new cases per year’.”

Lese majeste remains critical – central, in fact – for maintaining the Abhisit Vejjajiva regime as the protector of the monarchy, its wealth and its political dominance.


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