New Mandala readers who were not able to attend yesterday’s press conference in Bangkok on reform of the lese majeste law will be pleased to know that there are now a number of reports on the event.

They include:

  • “Scholars: Reform law on criticism of Thai monarchy”, The International Herald Tribune, 4 March 2009 (Associated Press).
  • “Overseas scholars call for govt not to use lese majesty against people and websites”, The Nation, 5 March 2009 (Pravit Rojanaphruk).
  • “Call for Thai monarchy law reform”, The Daily Telegraph and The Herald Sun, 4 March 2009.
  • ” Thai prime minister petitioned to reform lese majeste laws”, The Earth Times, 4 March 2009 (Deutsche Presse-Agentur).
  • “р╣Ар╕Бр╕бр╣Ар╕Вр╕вр╣Ир╕▓р╕кр╕Цр╕▓р╕Ър╕▒р╕Щр╕лр╕▒р╕зр╕лр╕бр╕нр╣Бр╕Щр╕░’р╕бр╕▓р╕гр╣Мр╕Д’р╕Ыр╕Пр╕┤р╕гр╕╣р╕Ыр╕Бр╕б.р╕лр╕бр╕┤р╣Ир╕Щ”, Thai Post, 4 March 2009.
  • “Pictures from the FCCT”, Floating in the TEFLsphere, 4 March 2009 (it also has another live report on the event).
  • “Appeal to reform lese majest”, Straits Times, 5 March 2009 (Nirmal Ghosh).

For your reference, the statement made yesterday is available in Thai from Fah Diew Kan and Prachatai. As we come across other bits and pieces we will provide links here. Please feel free to add a comment if you find any other interesting coverage of this issue.