Memorial goes missing, twists history

Querying the whereabouts of the missing 1932 Revolution memorial plaque can now land you in trouble as the state has urged us not to do so for the sake of "national reconciliation".

The plaque marks Thailand's first steps as a constitutional monarchy following the revolution staged by a group of military and civil officers called Khana Ratsadon (People's Party). The brass plaque, near the King Rama V equestrian statute at the Royal Plaza in the capital, was removed early this month and replaced with a new one.

Members of the public are wondering who removed it and where it is now. But the response of the authorities has only created a rather murky atmosphere that will likely force them to become less curious.

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