Hua Hin man arrested for truck covered in monarchy banners

Khaosod English: Police have arrested a 63-year-old man who decorated his pick-up truck with dozens of wooden signs criticizing bureaucrats and calling on officials to follow "His Majesty the King's teachings." 

Most of the rambling signs accuse bureaucrats of corruption, and urge them to follow the teachings of King Bhumibol, Thailand’s revered King. A sticker on the side of the car also demands authorities "return legal justice to Phra Thep," referring to Princess Sirindhorn, a daughter of His Majesty the King. Another sign condemned an unidentified "influence" trying to supersede the monarchy.

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