Not Down With the King (Of Thailand)


Don’t mess with the King. A Colorado Thai American man, Joe Gordon did just that. He translated parts of a banned book about the King and posted it online. He went to Thailand for medical treatment (we wonder what kind?) and was put in jail. He’s now pleading guilty after trying the innocent route and he’ll be soon forgotten until he gets out. Who’s going to be in his corner on this one besides unnamed embassy helpers? Where’s Gore or Carter? It’s a tough battle in Thailand, where the King is revered by much of the population. You can’t make fun of him, or anything like that, or else even the common folk will get pissed. They actually like him. (Fox – Thai King)

 


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