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February 15, 2009

People & Power – Thai law – 14 Feb 09 – คำนูณ โต้ ใจ ใน Al Jazeera

The Thai king is the world’s longest serving head of state, and perhaps also the most deeply admired by his people.

Politicians also consider the monarchy central to Thailand’s national security and say this is the reason for a strict law against insulting the king or other members of the royal family.

However, critics argue that this law has increasingly been used by politicians and others to attack their opponents.

Aloke Devichand investigates.
This episode of People & Power airs from Saturday, February 14, 2009.
People & Power’s Aloke Devichand reports on Thailand’s lese-majeste laws.
Source: Al Jazeera
http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/peopleandpower/2009/02/2009214114451424970.html

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