Thailand hits out at US series over monarchy reference

Thai officials stand in front of a portrait of King of Thailand Maha Vajiralongkorn during celebrations for his 66th birthday in Bangkok on July 28, 2018.

Bangkok (AFP) - Bangkok has hit out at the CBS show "Madam Secretary" on Sunday in response to an episode that referenced the country's monarchy, calling it "misleading".

Thailand has some of the world's harshest royal defamation laws and monitors potential insults both in Thailand and abroad, with suspects facing maximum sentences of 15 years if convicted in domestic courts.

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