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Insulting the monarchy will not be tolerated, says Thailand`s police chief

Thailand`s police chief said on Wednesday insulting the monarchy would not be tolerated and anyone considering doing so should get out of the country, after a spike in cases following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct 13.

Stigma haunts relatives of Thais jailed under royal insult law

When Natnicha`s husband was jailed for insulting Thailand`s monarchy under the country`s lese majeste laws, she didn`t just lose a partner. She lost her friends and place in Thai society -- joining the growing ranks of outcasts since royalist generals seized power a year ago.

Thai bookseller given jail term for royal defamation

A Thai man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in jail for selling books that allegedly defamed the monarchy, the latest in a string of convictions under the country`s notorious lese majeste law.

Prominent Thai scholar faces anti-monarchy charge

One of Thailand's most prominent scholars is the target of a criminal complaint for comments he made about a Thai king who died more than 400 years ago.

US not a monarchy, it has a history of political families: Hillary Clinton

Former US First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday defended her family and the Bushes against claims that the United States has been indirectly encouraging a monarchical system of governance on the lines of what has existed in the United Kingdom.

Thousands join republican march in Spain

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to demand a referendum to abolish Spain`s monarchy, just days after King Juan Carlos abdicated in favour of his son.

Bahrain opposition to boycott legislative election

Bahrain`s top Shiite opposition parties say they will boycott parliamentary and municipal elections slated for October.

Thai plea against constitutional change dismissed

The Constitutional Court dismissed opposition complaints that government`s plans to amend the Constitution are an attempt to overthrow the monarchy.

Nepal`s pro-monarchists call for revival monarchy, Hindu state

Expressing concern over the "growing foreign influence" in the country, Thapa underlined the need to preserve national integrity.

‘Uncle SMS’ jailed for insulting Thai monarchy dies

Ampon Tangnoppakul died in the Bangkok prison hospital where he was being treated for acute stomach ache.

Bahrain mourners call for toppling of monarchy

The entire Sunni dynasty has ruled for more than two centuries in Bahrain.

Colin Firth admits he has a problem with the monarchy

Colin Firth, who has been nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of stuttering King George VI in acclaimed royal drama ‘The King’s Speech’, is not a fan of the royal family.

Majority of Australians want monarchy to remain for now

Majority says Australia should become republic only after Queen`s reign ends.

Maoists trying to reinstate monarchy in Nepal: PM

Maoists had led decade-long armed struggle to bring down monarchy in Nepal.

Prachanda favours reinstating monarchy in Nepal?

Maoist chief Prachnada, who led the decade-long armed struggle to bring down the monarchy in Nepal, wants to reinstate the royalty to save the country from "foreign intervention", a pro-royalist leader claimed on Thursday.

`Secret deal` over monarchy with Maoists in Nepal: RPP-N

A top leader of a pro-
monarchist party in Nepal has claimed that a "secret deal" has
been struck with the Maoist leadership to establish the
monarchy as the cultural symbol of the country.

Monarchy, Army should stay out of politics: Thai PM

Thailand`s monarchy is probably more protected than any other in the world.

Thai minister makes unprecedented call for monarchy debate

Thailand`s foreign minister has
broken a taboo by advocating reform of the monarchy,
unprecedented in a country where the king is hugely revered
and any criticism of the royals is a serious crime.

Nepal`s ex-king says monarchy far from over

Nepal`s deposed king Gyanendra has said monarchy is far from over in the Himalayan nation although he admitted that his taking control five years ago, which led to the abolition of monarchy, was a mistake.

Thai king getting better: Palace

The Thai king`s health is improving but he needs time-consuming therapy, a palace official said on Thursday after concerns over his health sparked a second day of foreign selling in Thailand`s financial markets.