An anti-obituary of Pumipon who called himself king of Thailand by Giles Ji Ungpakorn

Pumipon receiving homage 1960  (Photo by John Dominis—The LIFE Picture Collection:Getty Images)

Last year, Facebook blocked my post with this obituary of Thai king Pumipon by Giles Ji Ungpakorn, a dissident who fled Thailand after being threatened with lèse-majesté prosecution. They claimed it violated community standards. I appealed the censorship since it’s been posted by several other people. I was reported by a Thai nationalist who loved the king, the military junta, & applauded when they refused Rohingya refugee boats the right to land in May 2015. I write anti-obituaries myself but this remains my favorite anti-obituary of all time for its brilliant & merciless political treatment of Pumipon & the military.

(Photo is Pumipon getting the servile treatment)