Skip to comments.Thailand bans Economist magazine
Posted on 01/27/2009 6:18:18 PM PST by GSP.FAN
The latest edition of UK-based current affairs magazine the Economist has been banned in Thailand, amid local anger over its coverage of the royal family.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
Last 2 issues of the Economist they complained about the law of not being allowed to speak out against the royal family.
His Highness Bhumibol Adulyadej deserves the Lord Cornbury award for 2009...
The article that got Economist kicked out of Thailand.
Sounds like the Economist should just say “Phuket.”
Ah, back we go to days of yore,
To days when men were more,
When kings were met with knee to floor,
And critics shown the door.
Nor scribe nor text nor magazine
Shall venalize the king.
"We love 'im!", do the people sing,
"His critics up we string!"
Have you been to Thailand?
The King is deeply and sincerely genuinely loved by the people at all levels of the society.
It’s quite impressive and humbling to see his devotion to the people and their devotion to him.
Our presumed self-righteous idiots ruling the land here are currs by comparison.
Very well said is that a poem ?
Just reading the headline with no other information, this poster was thinking there’s really only one thing which could cause something like that:
Insulting the King.
Thais are pretty amazingly libertarian about a lot of things, but they are quite loyal to the royal family.
Doggerel is its own reward.
A versical moment seized me. I’m all better now...
I lived in Thailand for six years and married a Thai. When you get to know Thais well, they may be more forthcoming about how they feel about the royal family.
The royal family is not hated (though some may be, eg, the Queen and Crown Prince, who may be passed over because of his character flaws). But the royal family is not as universally and unquestioningly praised as appears on the surface. Little real information about the royal family is available because of the lese majesty laws. Disussion about the royals’ private and corparate lives is always done very quietly and very privately.
Thailand is far from perfect.
However, this Thai King is authentic stuff reigning thoroughly in behalf of his people. The Queen is of similar character.
Honor to whom honor is due is fine with me.
No. I’ve not spent that kind of time there. And I assumed it was not the whole story.
I thought the Queen was likewise diligent in behalf of the less fortunate. What’s her bad press about?
I am sorry to hear you are all better now.
I was never a fan of poetry,but limericks thats another matter.
That’s because they are a people who understand the real benefits of a decent leader.
They do not want so much negetivity in their lives and these days ‘real press’ is considered to be no different from tabloid filth.