14 Apr 2017
As Thais celebrate Songkran Festival, one of the few remaining landmarks commemorating the 1932 democratic revolution has been quietly removed. On 14 April 2017, the brass plaque commemorating the 1932 Revolution at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok disappeared.
22 Sep 2016
Thai soap operas play a crucial social role in constructing political ideas of nationalism, Buddhism and morality. This mechanism, however, is not a stagnant process. The recent airing of a nationalistic soap has shown how Thai soaps adapt to changing political contexts.
27 Jul 2016
Royalist Thais have filed a lèse majesté complaint against the administrators of a Facebook political satire page. Members of a group called ‘Network to Protect the Monarchy’ in the central province of Sing Buri on Tuesday, 26 July 2016, filed a legal complaint against the administrators of the Facebook page ‘You Can’t Be Slim [a derogative Thai political term usually referring to the pro-establishment yellow shirts] if You Are Not Buffalos’, T-News reported.
20 Jun 2016
A network of vocational school alumni and other royalists urge people to protect the monarchy, pressing the government to prosecute people who insulted it. At 12 noon on Sunday, 19 June 2016, a network of alumni from 24 vocational schools and many other royalists gathered at the Royal Plaza in central Bangkok to pay respect to the equestrian statue of Rama V and to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the coronation of Rama IX, the current King, Matichon Online reported.
16 Jun 2015
HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver from June 1st, 2015, includes a major segment on the use of images of Hitler in Thailand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wraq6VnXmGo