Ongoing waves of protest in Thailand have led to public criticisms of the King being aired. This piece in the FT is essential reading on the bizarre and terrifying King of Thailand, who in 2018 transferred the entire crown portfolio (>$40 billion) into his personal control.

Thai GDP per capita is about 7200 US Dollars.

The King of Thailand spends most of his time living in Germany, where people cannot be prosecuted for insulting him.

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