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In rare move, Thai protesters openly criticise monarchy

Reuters

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Modified 4 Aug 2020, 4:29 am
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Speakers at a Thai anti-government protest demanded reforms to the monarchy of King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Monday, calling for its powers to be curbed in unusually frank public comments.

Defaming the monarchy is punishable by up to 15 years in prison under Thailand’s ‘lese majeste’ laws. Police did not stop the six speakers, but said that any suspected offences would be investigated.

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