Why is the monarchy in Thailand targeted? | Inside Story


They’ve been rallying almost daily for the past month – anti-government protesters led by students are attracting different sectors of Thai society.
Their main demand is a change of the entire political system.
That includes the resignation of former army general now Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha.
Some are calling for what has long been unthinkable; reform of the monarchy
Any criticism of the royal family is an offence that can lead to a long prison sentence.
How likely is political change in Thailand?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra

Guests:

Pravit Rojanaphruk – political reporter and columnist for Kaosod English news website
David Streckfuss – Thai historian and author of: ‘Truth on Trial in Thailand; Defamation, Treason and Lese- Majeste
Jade Donavanik, Dean of the Graduate School of Law at Siam University and a former Adviser to the Constitution Drafting Committee in Thailand

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