In this episode, we were delighted to have with us Andrew Marshall, the author of “A Kingdom in Crisis: Thailand’s Struggle for Democracy in the Twenty-First Century.” The conversation covers the public reverence and deification of the Thai monarchy and a shift in attitude with the ascension of Rama X.
We cover the lèse majesté law and look at the interaction of the monarchy with other facets of Thai society, including the judiciary and ruling elite. Finally, we speak a bit about the ongoing protests in Thailand to understand public sentiment and the importance of reforming the monarchy in Thailand.
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