Lese Majeste Law in Thailand Part 2

Australia has lodged an appeal against the 3-year jail sentence of an Australian under the draconian Thai lese majeste law.

The sentence is very harsh.

The custodial sentence serves little purpose. If the Thais want to prove a point, it’s better for him to undergo some form of rehabilitation.

Perhaps, helping out in one of the Thai King’s rural projects to better the lives of the rural people in Thailand. That’ll will give him a different perspective.  Three years living among the poor in northern Thailand could even benefit him in many ways. It’s far better than having him languished in jail,and filled with hatred for the Thai people and their monarch.

We travel to learn more the beliefs and cultures of other peoples. They may be different from ours but we must learn to respect them. Everyone’s beliefs and cultures are precious to them.


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