Buddhist faces 15 years in jail for questioning historical accuracy of royal elephant battle
Updated October 12, 2017 16:17:18
The story of a former Thai king slaying a Burmese prince in a duel while riding elephants is at the centre of a police investigation against an elderly Buddhist intellectual who faces 15 years jail for questioning the historical accuracy of the event.
Sulak Sivaraksa, 85, made the comments at a university seminar in 2014 and was charged then, but the case has resurfaced, with police saying they have now finished their investigation.
This week police escorted Mr Sulak to meet the prosecutor, who will decide whether to go ahead with the case.
He is charged with lese majeste, which protects the king, queen, heir and …