The king is an unpredictable egoist with unprecedented powers (at least over the last 85 years). Yet the military junta has placed almost all of its chips in his hands. They will come to regret this political decision, and they probably already are.
The king has been demanding and grasping of power. His moves are coming under increasing criticism.
All the junta seems to be able to do is try to blot out all of the political and personal stains. Such actions make regime opponents lightening rods for all the information that is anti-monarchy and anti-junta. This is especially so when the junta announces who its opponents are by “banning” them.
PPT looked through some of Andrew MacGregor Marshall’s recent Facebook posts, and he has material that suggests the king continues to behave in ways that suggest a remarkable disconnect from reality.
Marshall posts some pictures that suggest the king continues to behave towards and with his consorts as he did in the past.
Best known was the video that showed his former wife naked before him. Of course, he had previously made soft porn photos of his wives and consorts.
Such behavior leads to increased opposition and political frustration. Here, too, Marshall has some recent material, suggesting attacks on royal propaganda.
He posted the above picture of presumably politicized attacks on royal symbols.
The junta’s response if to double down, and Marshall has more on this.
Marshall is chronicling some important events and that is one reason why the junta needs to block the information he receives and broadcasts.