The contentious provision that is at the heart of the protests is Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code or the lèse-majesté law which criminalizes a broad range of actions concerning defamation or insult to the monarchy and the larger royal family.
Prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five other members of his cabinet face a no-confidence motion from the opposition over allegations of corruption and mismanagement of the pandemic
As anger spread against the mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic by the government of Prayut Chan-o-cha, thousands took out a rally commemorating the anniversary of the Thammasat University protests in 2020
Thailand has been witnessing massive protests over the past few months and one of the key demands has been the repeal of the draconian lèse-majesté law. Unsurprisingly, the government has used this provision indiscriminately against protesters
With the slapping of lèse-majesté charges against protesters and the use of rubber bullets, the Thai government is bringing back the usual means of repression against the new wave of protests sweeping Bangkok in 2021