As political tensions have risen in Thailand over what many think is the approaching end of the reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the military has begun attempting to intimidate exiled opponents of the regime by threatening their families. One of the most outspoken is Pavin Chachavalpongpun, a former member of Thailand’s foreign service. He was teaching at Kyoto University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies in Japan when the junta led by Prayuth Chan-ocha led the coup that brought down democratic government in 2014. In addition to his position in Japan, he is currently a Beaufort Visiting Scholar at St John’s College, University of Cambridge.

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