Exiled former Chulalongkorn University academic Giles Ji Ungpakorn (for some context, a New Mandala interview with him is available here and here) has written a provocative article about Thailand’s prospective king. Titled “Why Wachiralongkorn is not a suitable future Head of State”, the article is available here in English (and in French, as “Pourquoi Wachiralongkorn n’est pas un futur chef de l’├Йtat approprié”). It is also available in Thai at this website as “р╕Чр╕│р╣Др╕бр╕Щр╕▓р╕вр╕зр╕Кр╕┤р╕гр╕▓р╕ер╕Зр╕Бр╕гр╕Ур╣Мр╣Др╕бр╣Ир╕кр╕бр╕Др╕зр╕гр╕Чр╕╡р╣Ир╕Ир╕░р╣Ар╕Ыр╣Зр╕Щр╕Ыр╕гр╕░р╕бр╕╕р╕В”.

Update: A New Mandala reader has let me know that from within Thailand the English language link is blocked. Attempts to access the site return the message: “р╕Вр╕нр╕нр╕ар╕▒р╕в р╕Чр╕▓р╕Зр╕кр╕│р╕Щр╕▒р╕Бр╕Зр╕▓р╕Щр╕Хр╕│р╕гр╕зр╕Ир╣Бр╕лр╣Ир╕Зр╕Кр╕▓р╕Хр╕┤р╕Вр╕нр╕гр╕░р╕Зр╕▒р╕Ър╕Бр╕▓р╕гр╣Ар╕Кр╕╖р╣Ир╕нр╕бр╕Хр╣Ир╕нр╕бр╕▓р╕Чр╕╡р╣Ир╣Ар╕зр╕Ър╣Др╕Лр╕Хр╣Мр╕Щр╕╡р╣Й р╣Ар╕Щр╕╖р╣Ир╕нр╕Зр╕Ир╕▓р╕Бр╕бр╕╡р╕гр╕╣р╕Ыр╕ар╕▓р╕Ю р╕лр╕гр╕╖р╕нр╕Вр╣Йр╕нр╕Др╕зр╕▓р╕бр╕Чр╕╡р╣Ир╣Др╕бр╣Ир╣Ар╕лр╕бр╕▓р╕░р╕кр╕б р╣Ар╕Кр╣Ир╕Щ р╕ер╕▓р╕бр╕Бр╕нр╕Щр╕▓р╕Ир╕▓р╕г р╕Бр╕▓р╕гр╕Юр╕Щр╕▒р╕Щ”. My translation: “Apologies. The Office of the National Police has blocked access to this website due to its inappropriate images or articles; for instance pornography, gambling”.