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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 06:21 AM
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7. Actually he doesn't force it
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 06:24 AM by rpannier
An extremely large majority of the Thai people revere their King.
Go into a bar and even hint something negative about the King and you'll be lucky if the police get there to prevent you from being mauled within an inch of your life.
Drive/Ride along the roads throughout the rural areas of Thailand and many houses have a shrine to Buddha and a picture of the king displayed.
He is popular
The law is on the books because he is well loved and it actually prevents violence.

edited because I missed the part where he was living in the US
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