Yesterday’s opinion piece by The Sydney Morning Herald‘s international editor Peter Hartcher has drawn a critical response from the Royal Thai Embassy in Canberra. This response is now circulating online and I have attached it here for the interest of New Mandala readers. The letter, signed by newly appointed Thai Ambassador Kriangsak Kittichaisaree, concludes with a flourish:

In all, your readers have a good reason to suspect that Hartcher is one of the spin doctors hired by the opponents of the Thai monarchy and the present democratically elected Royal Thai Government to unjustifiably undermine their standing and reputation in the Sydney Morning Herald.