Interview with man facing lèse majesté charges for refusing to stand for Royal Anthem in cinema - Prachatai, April 21, 2008
...What were your reasons for not standing up?
If the law states that this is against the law, I will abide by the law, as the law has the real power over us. But I understand that it is not against the law, so I chose not to stand.
According to some people, to stand up for the Royal Anthem may not be required by law, but it’s a tradition.
Is this really a tradition? I remember reading an article, probably published on a website, that says previously the Royal Anthem used to be played after the movies finished, and no one bothered to stand, but just rushed out to go home...
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