Rude language against Thai monarchy? People are just venting, says young key protest leader

Parit Chiwarak says Thailand is now a "neo-absolute monarchy" under which the young generation have nothing more to lose.
Parit Chiwarak says Thailand is now a "neo-absolute monarchy" under which the young generation have nothing more to lose.ST PHOTO: TAN HUI YEE

PATHUM THANI, THAILAND - Parit Chiwarak, 22, offered a firm handshake rather than a traditional Thai "wai" by way of greeting before the interview.

He insists on addressing Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn simply as "Vajiralongkorn", because "we are all equal as humans".

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