In advance of she stepped onstage at a the latest pro-democracy rally in Bangkok, the keynote speaker said she trembled with fear. She was about to do something few in Thailand have dared to do: publicly problem the nation’s impressive monarchy.
Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, a 21-yr-outdated sociology and anthropology scholar at Thammasat University, called for sweeping modifications that would decriminalize insulting the royal loved ones, suppress its powers and make palace investing auditable.
“Someone experienced to discuss about it,” Ms. Panusaya said in an job interview. “I know that I can go to jail. I consider that chance mainly because someone