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The brighter side of lese majeste

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Too often we focus on the negative and fail to appreciate the positive. After all, mankind's penchant for complaining is spiritually gratifying and psychologically therapeutic, while a pat on the back is nothing but a selfless act. 

Thailand has made positive progress concerning freedom of speech and the lese majeste law, and that should be recognised.

When magazine editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk received an 11-year sentence for crimes related to lese majeste in January, much was made of the case.

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