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"The court has punished him for insulting the king. This is a serious crime," judge Pitsanu Tanbuakli said.
I certainly do not think anyone should be punished for merely insulting a politician. So, why do I think he should be jailed at all? Because in addition to insulting the King, he committed an actual crime: vandalism.
Security cameras videotaped him defacing the king's portraits on December 5, which is the king's birthday and a time of national celebration. He did not own those portraits. He deserves the ten years.