BBC under probe for profile of Thai king | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 08, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:02 AM, December 08, 2016

BBC under probe for profile of Thai king

Thai authorities are investigating the BBC over a Thai-language profile of the new king, officials said yesterday, after the article outraged ultra-royalists in a country where criticism of the monarchy is outlawed. A harsh royal defamation law has been used to jail scores of critics and spawned a culture of self-censorship across the kingdom's media, academia and the arts.

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