Thailand printers withhold NY Times edition over king article

The New York Times has said that its local printer in Thailand has refused to print its Asia edition because it featured an article on the ailing king.

The paper said the printer found the front-page article “too sensitive”. Tuesday’s entire newspaper, however, can still be viewed online in Thailand.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 87, is currently in a Bangkok hospital.

Thailand has strict lese majeste laws that can result in jail terms for anyone who insults the monarchy.

Critics say the laws are used liberally by the military government to silence discussion about the royal family and the succession to the throne.

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