An interesting article by anthropologist Grant Evans calling for reform of Thailand’s lèse-majesté law is available from the International Herald Tribune. One brief extract:

With the prestige of the Thai monarchy at its zenith and with an interim government that is unmistakably royalist, conditions are perfect for the reform or even repeal of the law of lèse- majesté.

I will leave it to others to comment on Evans’ opening statement that “the aim of the Sept. 19 coup in Thailand was to set the constitutional monarchy back on track.”