Tag: lèse majesté
How Thailand handles COVID: it stokes fear among its critics
24 Aug 2021 •
Amidst continuing protests, calls for political reform, and mass dissatisfaction with how Thailand handles COVID, Thailand’s government is doubling down on efforts to throttle dissent and protest online and off. It is relying on laws that it claims protect against “public fear.” In fact, by threatening to censor those who speak out, it is the government that is instigating fear – in a weak bid to distract from flailing governance.