Thai court postpones decision on academic's charges

Thai court postpones decision on academic's charges

A Thai military court has delayed a decision on whether to prosecute a prominent historian and social critic who suggested that a famed duel on elephant-back won by a Thai king against a Burmese prince 500 years ago may not actually have happened.The 84-year-old Sulak Sivaraksa (SOO'-lak SEE'-wah-rak) was charged by police last October under the country's draconian lese majeste law that protects the monarchy from libel and defamation.The military court on Thursday agreed with Sulak's request ...