Thai political history is littered with army coups that have nullified the results of national elections. The last coup, in 2014, was followed by the passage of an army-drafted Constitution that has eroded democratic institutions further. The Senate, for instance, is now entirely appointed.
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Mikhail Ustinov's ancestors were executed in 1917 for supporting the tsar but a hundred years later the 68-year-old yearns for the return of monarchy to Russia.
Thailand has a technology crime suppression police division, which handles inappropriate content and computer crimes that are insulting to the monarchy.
The Japanese government approved a one-off bill allowing ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne, in the first such abdication in two centuries.
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn was set to be proclaimed the new King of Thailand, heralding a new chapter in the country's monarchy.
Thailand's main mobile telecoms operators instructed customers on Sunday to report "inappropriate content about the royal institution", as the government steps up scrutiny for material deemed insulting to the monarchy.
Japan's Emperor Akihito plans to abdicate in favour of his eldest son within a few years, the Japanese media has reported
LONDON Britain's Queen Elizabeth turns 90 on Thursday with beacons and gun salutes heralding the birthday of the world's oldest monarch, who still performs hundreds of engagements a year and shows no signs of losing her appetite for the job. Usually her birthday passes with little ceremony but to mark Thursday's landmark Elizabeth will greet well-wishers near her Windsor Castle home, west of London, and later light a beacon, the first of 1,000 to be lit across the country and worldwide to mark the occasion
A Thai radio show host has been jailed for five years for royal defamation, his lawyer said on Tuesday, one of the first sentences passed by a military court for breaching the draconian law since a May coup.
Thai police have banned a British journalist's book about politics in Thailand for allegedly defaming the monarchy, an official said on Thursday, in a country with one of the world's strictest lese majeste laws.
Thai junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha on Friday said his regime would use legal, psychological and technological measures to protect the monarchy against defamation in his first official policy speech as premier.
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