For several months now, students all over Thailand have been campaigning against the government of Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha. Reform of the monarchy has for some time been added to the demands of the demonstrators, sometimes by the tens of thousands, taking to the streets. Vajiralongkorn (68), who lives in Germany and came to the throne in 2016, should act like a constitutional monarch and not an autocrat, and should reside in Thailand to begin with.
In that light, the activist Thai have looked with a mixture of disbelief, surprise, envy, but also humor at the events surrounding the Dutch king who was the talk of the town on Thursday. Willem-Alexander should have come to Thailand. He is welcomed here with open arms ”, was stated on Twitter. “Such a difference between the monarchy in a developed country and….” wrote another, without referring to Thailand in words so as not to be accused of lese majesty. There is a sentence of fifteen years.
With that law in mind, it was also ironically written that “all bad Dutch who have insulted the monarchy must now be arrested on the basis of lèse majesté.” Thai also poked fun at Willem-Alexander to humorously show their own king. “Poor King Willem-Alexander. He is so weak. He just wanted to go on vacation. People do not understand him, as we understand our king … ”and“ Willem-Alexander is so unprofessional that he had his vacation prevented. He should have consulted our king. ”