Sulak Siviaraksa is a respected Thai social activist. He talks about how a chance meeting with new King Vajiralongkorn resulted in an end to new lese majeste lèse-majesté cases in Thailand. Photo: Mikel Flamm

How an activist Buddhist convinced Thai king law on insulting monarchy was being abused

  • Sulak Sivaraksa, proponent of engaged Buddhism, talks about how an audience with King Maha Vajiralongkorn led to a halt in new lèse-majesté cases in Thailand
  • Lèse-majesté, or insulting the monarchy, is punishable by three to 15 years in prison in Thailand
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Sulak Siviaraksa is a respected Thai social activist. He talks about how a chance meeting with new King Vajiralongkorn resulted in an end to new lese majeste lèse-majesté cases in Thailand. Photo: Mikel Flamm
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