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Thailand bans Economist magazine
BBC ^ | Jan 26 09 | BBC

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 ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: economist; monarchies; thailand
It's called lese-majeste you cannot be critical of the royal family.

Last 2 issues of the Economist they complained about the law of not being allowed to speak out against the royal family.

1 posted on 01/27/2009 6:18:18 PM PST by GSP.FAN
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To: GSP.FAN; fieldmarshaldj

His Highness Bhumibol Adulyadej deserves the Lord Cornbury award for 2009...


2 posted on 01/27/2009 6:21:08 PM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: GSP.FAN

Economist???


3 posted on 01/27/2009 6:22:21 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

Bans????


4 posted on 01/27/2009 6:22:47 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

Magazine???


5 posted on 01/27/2009 6:23:00 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: GSP.FAN

http://www.economist.com/world/asia/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12992577

The article that got Economist kicked out of Thailand.


6 posted on 01/27/2009 6:27:19 PM PST by GSP.FAN
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To: Larry Lucido

Yes???


7 posted on 01/27/2009 6:29:09 PM PST by GSP.FAN
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To: GSP.FAN

No, Thailand!!!


8 posted on 01/27/2009 6:35:18 PM PST by MyTwoCopperCoins
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To: Clemenza

Sounds like the Economist should just say “Phuket.”


9 posted on 01/27/2009 6:45:55 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: GSP.FAN
Thailand bans Economist magazine
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!"


10 posted on 01/27/2009 6:55:30 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: snarks_when_bored

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.


11 posted on 01/27/2009 6:57:43 PM PST by Quix (LEADRs SAY FRM 1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: snarks_when_bored

Very well said is that a poem ?


12 posted on 01/27/2009 7:02:05 PM PST by GSP.FAN
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To: GSP.FAN

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.

Sure enough.

Thais are pretty amazingly libertarian about a lot of things, but they are quite loyal to the royal family.


13 posted on 01/27/2009 7:03:25 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (During any "d" administration: USA's msm, become indistinguishable from the ussr's pravda.)
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To: Quix
I've never been to Thailand. I've never seen the king. I'm sure he's a fine fellow.

Doggerel is its own reward.

14 posted on 01/27/2009 7:04:57 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: GSP.FAN

A versical moment seized me. I’m all better now...


15 posted on 01/27/2009 7:06:58 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins; Froufrou

THAILAND??????


16 posted on 01/27/2009 7:13:45 PM PST by JRios1968 (Sarah Palin is what Willis was talkin' about!)
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To: Quix

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.


17 posted on 01/27/2009 7:22:51 PM PST by FFranco
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To: snarks_when_bored

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.


18 posted on 01/27/2009 7:24:49 PM PST by Quix (LEADRs SAY FRM 1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: FFranco

I understand.

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?

Thx.


19 posted on 01/27/2009 7:26:31 PM PST by Quix (LEADRs SAY FRM 1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: snarks_when_bored

I am sorry to hear you are all better now.
I was never a fan of poetry,but limericks thats another matter.


20 posted on 01/27/2009 7:30:44 PM PST by GSP.FAN
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

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.


21 posted on 02/20/2009 8:12:23 PM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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