Skip to comments.Thailand arrests American for alleged king insult
Posted on 05/28/2011 8:14:02 AM PDT by nerdwithagun
BANGKOK Thai authorities said Friday they arrested an American citizen on charges he insulted the country's monarchy, in part by posting a link on his blog four years ago to a banned book about the Southeast Asian nation's ailing king.
The man is also suspected of translating, from English into Thai, portions of "The King Never Smiles" an unauthorized biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and posting them online along with articles he wrote that allegedly defame the royal family, said Tharit Pengdith, who heads the Department of Special Investigation, Thailand's equivalent of the FBI.
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If you go around insulting foreigners....it’s best not to visit their homeland. If’s just inviting trouble.
Real headline: American citizen all Thai’d up.
Having lived in Bangkok, the first thing I learned — you never disrespect the king. Never!
Kind of funny but the Southpark writers probably had warrants for their arrest in Saddam’s Iraq especially after the movie came out ! LOL
Yes ,is is best not to crap in the Big mans yard and get caught,This could be painful for the moron!
Thailand. Dissing the King over there is about as acceptable as burning the American flag would be over here, and for much the same reason.
Maybe Cheech and Chong can go over there and try to free him while picking some Thai’d stick! LOL!
Emulating the soon to be American example.
I could not care less.
Why did this idiot feel it was his responsibility to try to change Thai culture and get involved in Thai politics?
The Thais are a wonderful people; warm, friendly, and fun-loving. However, they take insults to their king VERY seriously.
In Thailand, you don't publicly disrespect the king.
In America, you don't publicly disrespect King.