The King of Thailand can kiss my ass!

Posted: January 20, 2009 in Uncategorized
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You’ve probably heard about this outrage already, it’s all over the web, but in case you haven’t, this is excerpted from the Financial Times UK:

An Australian author has been sentenced in Thailand to three years in jail after he pleaded guilty to charges of insulting the country’s royal family.

Harry Nicolaides, 41, fell foul of Thailand’s draconian lèse majesté laws, designed to protect King Bhumibol Aduladej*** and his family.

Four years ago Mr Nicolaides self-published 50 copies of his novel Verisimilitude , selling only seven. Buried deep within the plot, set in Thailand, was a short passage that portrayed the private life of an unnamed crown prince in unflattering terms.

He was arrested in August and has spent the past five months on remand in Bangkok. Mr Nicolaides did not contest the charges. In previous cases similar to this the king has pardoned culprits.

The stunts these crazy writers will do just to promote their self-published books!

*** loosely translated, “copulates with fetal water buffalo.”

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