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Thai police bans book criticizing monarchy

The book by a former journalist with Thomson Reuters news agency was released last week by the British publishing house, Zed Books.

By: Associated Press | Bangkok |
November 13, 2014 11:46:33 am
FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2014 file photo, a Thai woman holds a portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok where the Thai king received medical checkups before returning to his seaside palace. A Thai court sentenced a university student to 2 1/2 years in prison on Tuesday, Nov. 4 for posting a message on Facebook that the court said insulted the country's king. A Criminal Court judge found 24-year-old Akkaradet Eiamsuwan guilty of violating Thailand's lese majeste law, which punishes people who defame, insult or threaten the monarchy. (Source: AP) FILE – In this Sept. 15, 2014 file photo, a Thai woman holds a portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok where the Thai king received medical checkups before returning to his seaside palace. A Thai court sentenced a university student to 2 1/2 years in prison on Tuesday, Nov. 4 for posting a message on Facebook that the court said insulted the country’s king. (Source: AP)

Thai police have banned imports of a book they view as insulting the country’s monarchy, as a crackdown against anti-royalist campaigns intensifies after a coup earlier this year.

National police chief Gen. Somyot Poompanmoung says the book, “A Kingdom in Crisis,” has contents that might affect national security and order.

The book by Andrew MacGregor Marshall, a former journalist with Thomson Reuters news agency, was released last week by the British publishing house, Zed Books.

It had not gone on sale in Thailand.

According to the order issued Tuesday, those violating the ban will face a maximum jail term of three years or a maximum fine of 60,000 baht ($1,824), or both.

In 2006, Thailand banned imports of a biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej published by Yale University Press.

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