Thailand threatens to go after Facebook, after video of crop-top wearing king is posted


The King of Thailand is a pretty strange guy. Footage of him walking around a mall, sporting "fake tattoos" and a crop-top, have popped up on Facebook, and the government of Thailand isn't too happy about it.

The video of King Maha Vajiralongkorn walking around with a woman was widely shared on Facebook, and now Thai authorities are threatening to press charges if it's still online at 10am tomorrow.

The footage was supposedly filmed in Munich, Germany in July last year.

Thailand has very strict rules when it comes to insulting the monarchy. People can be jailed for up to 15 years for sharing material that's considered "insulting."

According to the Worldwide Movement for Human Rights, 105 people have been arrested under the strict laws since May 2014.

President Dimitris Christopoulos said:

"In less than three years, the military junta has generated a surge in the number of political prisoners detained under lèse-majesté by abusing a draconian law that is inconsistent with Thailand's international obligations."

If you're the Thai King and you're walking around a mall in Germany covered in tattoos and wearing a crop-top, you're going to get filmed.

This one's on you,King Maha Vajiralongkorn. Don't punish people for sharing it online.

Read more at the Daily Mail.


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