There is no doubt that the current political crisis in Thailand reflects competition over elite access to the spoils of office, high levels of official corruption and a class division between the country’s urban and rural poor and the urban middle and upper classes. But what is not discussed, even though it has been at the centre of "yellow shirt" calls for political change, is the future role of Thailand’s monarchy.
The unspoken but crucial role of the royal family in Thailand’s current crisis
The current crisis in Thailand has a good deal to do with those who support Thailand's crown prince and those who want the princess to ascend to the throne. But you won't read about that in Thailand.