Tag: lese majeste

Thai censors say out, damned spot, to Macbeth film adaptation – The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2012/0404/Thai-censors-say-out-damned-spot-out-to-Macbeth-film-adaptation BANGKOK – The banning of a Thai cinema adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ is causing a stir in Thailand, after censors ruled that the movie “has content that causes…

Thailand’s lese-majeste law fuels calls for reform – Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-thailand-law-20120320,0,1467171.story http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/la-fg-thailand-law-20120320,0,3091724.story Opponents say the law is used to intimidate critics and stifles free speech. But some royalists fear reform advocates want to eliminate the Thai monarchy. By Simon Roughneen…

Thai court sentences American citizen to 2.5 years in prison for insulting monarchy – The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2011/1208/Thai-court-sentences-American-citizen-to-2.5-years-in-prison-for-insulting-monarchy BANGKOK – US citizen Joe Gordon was sentenced to 2-1/2 years jail today for translating a banned biography of the Thai king and posting it online while living in…

Changes to Thai electoral rules may help PM’s side – Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/world/changes-to-thai-electoral-rules-may-help-pms-side-20110218-1azlm.html Simon Roughneen in BANGKOK – Nine months after the Siege of Bangkok, Thailand continues to struggle with competing colour-coded political factions, against a backdrop of court-endorsed controls on freedom…