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Thailand protests over U.S. TV show’s portrayal of its monarchy

BANGKOK: Thailand’s foreign ministry on Monday said it had complained to the producers of a U.S. television show, “Madam Secretary”, regarding the portrayal of the country’s monarchy in an episode aired during current month of November. The Southeast Asian nation has one of the world’s toughest laws concerning insults against its revered monarchy, with violations liable to attract jail terms of up to 15 years. It also affects what news organizations in Thailand, including Reuters, can report on the subject. A Nov. 4…