Andrew MacGregor Marshall is a Scottish journalist and one on the Thai monarchy's most vigorous and best informed critics. He writes with the directness of a westerner, however, and I suspect is impatient with the more veiled mores observed by the King's Thai critics. That New Mandala allowed the piece to be published anonymously suggests that the editors and the author(s) expected retribution by the Government were author(s)' identity to be known.
My own view, Karen, is that the King has already alienated important elements of the military, which it why he has, essentially, removed any military elements not under his direct control from Bangkok.
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