21 Apr '17, 10am

in Asia: The curious case of Thailand’s missing revolution plaque https://t.co/YEMGLfqsNr

in Asia: The curious case of Thailand’s missing revolution plaque https://t.co/YEMGLfqsNr

BANGKOK: The mystery surrounding the disappearance and replacement of an 80-year-old bronze plaque embedded in the road of the Royal Plaza, in front of the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in Bangkok, is at the centre of a new and slightly bizarre political scandal brewing in Thailand. The plaque commemorates the overthrow of the absolute monarchy in 1932. According to witnesses, the plaque was last seen on Apr 2. By Apr 8 it went missing, and was replaced by a newer plaque. Since this discovery, the authorities have failed to offer any kind of explanation. Instead they play down the plaque’s historical significance and sent policemen to guard its replacement. Channel NewsAsia visited the area several times this week and was told by police officers on site that we could not film or photograph the new plaque for “security reasons”. Several Thais and even tourists who took photog...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/the-curio...

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