Plaque mystery spirals into realm of absurd

Flashback: June 24, 2016, at the Royal Plaza. Activists lay flowers around the metal shield of the Khana Ratsadon (People's Party) - instrumental in transforming the country from an absolute to a constitutional monarchy on June 24, 1932. (File photo by Apichart Jinakul)

Matters that might at first seem simple sometimes turn out to be bewilderingly perplexing.

The switcheroo involving the 1932 Revolution memorial plaque seemed at first to be a simple act of theft or vandalism. But once the matter was brought to the attention of the authorities, things rapidly spiralled into the realm of the surreal.

And the more people try to make sense of it, the murkier it becomes.

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