Apparently unfazed by the pickle that Thailand has got itself into with its stiff laws against insulting the royalty, at least one of Malaysia’s royal families say they will ask the country’s Conference of Rulers to seek the restoration of powers and protections former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad took away from them in the 1990s.

– Extracted from “Malaysia’s Rulers Want Lese Majeste Law”, Asia Sentinel, 9 March 2009.