Thai monarchy Online criticism of Thai king goes viral during pandemic
In Thailand, the ruling monarchy has long been protected by some of the harshest lèse-majesté laws in the world. But the behaviour of the controversial King Maha Vajiralongkorn during the pandemic has opened him up to a flurry of online backlash
Apr 21, 2020 • 9-minute read
20 April 2020
THIS WEEK IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
On a personal note.
This week our Tales of the Pandemic series takes a personal turn, as the Globe’s editor Alastair McCready writes about being deprived of a final goodbye as his father passed away in a south London isolation ward amidst the pandemic. We’ll also be marking World Malaria Day by talking to experts, hearing how the goal to eliminate the virus in the Greater Mekong Subregion by 2020 is progressing. And of course, we’ll also continue to bring you many of the lesser-covered aspects of Covid-19 and its ongoing impact on the region. If you’d like to submit your own Covid-19 personal essay, reach out to email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you! Read last week’s editorial here.
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