Thai king’s praise for defiant loyalist draws controversy – Yahoo News
By Orathai Sriring and Patpicha Tanakasempipat
BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s praise for a man who held up a royal portrait at a protest site in Bangkok has drawn controversy in Thailand, winning acclaim from monarchists and scorn from protesters.
The king has not made any public comment on more than three months of protests, which have increasingly targeted the monarchy as well as the government.
But in video recorded on Friday evening as the king greeted well-wishers outside…