Thai police question British journalist’s wife over ‘royal insult’

(From AFP)

Thai police on Friday questioned the wife of a British journalist over his social media links to unflattering photos alleged to be of the kingdom’s crown prince, in a country where insulting the royals carries heavy jail terms.

UK journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall with his child and wife

UK journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall with his child and wife Noppawan Bunluesilp

Detectives said the photos were fake and questioned Noppawan Bunluesilp, 39, the Thai wife of former Bangkok-based correspondent and strident Thai monarchy critic Andrew MacGregor Marshall, at a police station in the capital over her husband’s posts linking to the pictures.

The Twitter and Facebook post linked to a web article in German tabloid Bild with photos apparently showing 63-year-old Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn at an airport in Germany.

On Friday morning, the link to the page was blocked in Thailand for carrying “inappropriate content.” Read More



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