Thais wearing face masks pass a billboard bearing the portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida. Photo: AFP Thais wearing face masks pass a billboard bearing the portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida. Photo: AFP
Thais wearing face masks pass a billboard bearing the portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Thai king remains in Germany during pandemic, prompting criticism online

  • Insulting the monarchy is a crime but the hashtag #whydoweneedaking? has been trending as Thailand’s coronavirus cases increase
  • The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Thailand has risen to 721 cases, the second most in Southeast Asia after Malaysia

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Thais wearing face masks pass a billboard bearing the portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida. Photo: AFP Thais wearing face masks pass a billboard bearing the portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida. Photo: AFP
Thais wearing face masks pass a billboard bearing the portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida. Photo: AFP
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