GuKult and lampooning monarchy

29 05 2019

A couple of days ago Khaosod had a brief report that mentioned the Facebook page GuKult, perhaps the first time in years it has been covered by mainstream media. GuKult has a considerable social media following. The last time PPT mentioned it was in 2016 when Facebook supported the junta and closed it down for Thailand. GuKult “routinely satirizes the monarchy and other political figures.”

This latest report is of the military detaining and questioning a man at Maeping Police Station in Chiang Mai, believing him responsible for GuKult. However, he was released the same day.

The episode remains shrouded in mystery, but some social media users seemed to feel that the military had taken over the Facebook page.



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