Thailand’s king is whooping it up in the Alps in a luxury hotel with a harem of 20 women while his countrymen grapple with coronavirus.— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 3, 2020
But Thai residents who dare express criticism of their leader face potentially lengthy prison terms of up to 15 years.https://t.co/eYvxTA645O
King Maha Vajiralongkorn is chilling in a luxury hotel nestled in the Bavarian Alps in Germany.
But the monarch is not alone at the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl in scenic Garmisch-Partenkirchen. He has a royal entourage of 100 including his harem of at least 20 women.
Since late March, German media reported the king flitting about Dresden, Leipzig and Hanover in his private Boeing 737.
“The king’s behavior during the coronavirus crisis has been a disaster for the reputation of the Thai monarchy” states an activist, while Thai residents who dare express criticism face potentially prison terms of up to 15 years. There have been numerous cases of citizens being jailed for several years just for posting negative posts about the royal on social media. “What do we need a king for?” has been trending online due to his behavior.