Yesterday, a Thai court jailed a 23-year-old blind woman for 1-1/2 years under the medieval lèse-majesté laws outlawing insults to the king or other “royal” personages. Nurhayati Masoh was found guilty of posting an article on FB by Giles Ji Ungpakorn, a Thai-British dissident who fled into exile after he was charged with a lèse-majesté offense in 2009.

Masoh may have posted this excoriating obituary of old king Pumipon from when he croaked in October 2016. One never tires of reading it since it elevates lèse-majesté disrespect to an art form.