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Thai Princess Ubolratana's political move raises questions over lese majeste law


  • Asean+
  • Friday, 8 Feb 2019

BANGKOK (AFP): Thailand's monarchy is protected by one of the world's toughest royal defamation laws, making detailed discussion about the family's role almost impossible inside the kingdom.

Thai Princess Ubolratana's entry on Friday (Feb 8) as a candidate for prime minister in March elections raises questions about how the media can cover her campaign, and even how analysts or the public can discuss her publicly.

   

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