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Opinion

Lese-majeste keeps Thailand in the dark ages

Increased use of notorious law will only damage monarchy further

| Thailand
When King Maha Vajiralongkorn ascended the throne, he inherited the dilemma.   © Reuters

James Buchanan is a visiting lecturer in politics at Mahidol University International College, Thailand.

Thailand is no stranger to protests but the youth-led rallies of 2020 have been unprecedented in their open calls for reform of the monarchy, which not so long ago was considered untouchable.

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