Use and Abuse of Thailand’s Lèse-Majesté Law: The Peculiarity of Thai Democracy
Department of Anthropology
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard Kennedy School
Location: Online, via Zoom
Sponsor: Harvard University Asia Center
Surin Pitsuwan Lecture in Thai Politics and Society
Abstract: In our society where citizens cannot seek the truth, a feeling of love or un-love can put your freedom at risk. Living with fear teaches us to be silent, but it is also terrifying to witness the silence being broken by the Ten Demandments from student protesters to reform the monarchy. Lesè-majesté provisions are being used again, but with the doubtful consequence that there might be no room for the elephant to hide.
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