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Soldiers Go Online to ‘Fight’ for Monarchy

Categories: East Asia, Thailand, Governance, Politics

Thai online journal Prachatai features [1] the military unit Rangers Task Force 45 whose members were instructed to go online and promote or defend the monarchy. Soldiers of the unit reportedly left 1.69 million comments on online forums and other social media portals in a period of four months last year. The Thai King is a beloved figure in Thailand and the country imposes a strict Lese Majeste law.