1. The Press Law Section 68 B- Questioning the king by criticism or directing blame to him for any act of the government, or holding him accountable
2. The Press Law Section 70 B- defaming or belittling any constitutional body or court
3. The Telecommunications Law Section 75 a. to send any message in the knowledge that the contents of the message are false, misleading, offensive to public policy or morals, endanger the safety of third parties or prejudice the efficiency of any service;
So it's finally out in the open. A couple of days ago the king stated that he advocates " the government of wise and responsible rulers who loyally take care of the nation's interest." Does anyone else hint in this the whiff of Guardianship?
To thos who aren't familiar, Guardianship is a form of rule advocated by Plato in the republic: The majority of people cannot be trusted with the affairs or choice of government, so a wise and educated elite should be entrusted with this task.
Well geez, that's good to know. And all this time I thought we were pursuing a democracy. What with the parliament and shura and all of that, I have to say I was pretty fooled that at least we were trying to put on the facade of a democracy here. It's good to know that we instead trust our rule to wise, educated, all-knowing elites that will unflinchingly stay up to look after our interests.
After all, these elites were not just born into their position. No... They are well renouned for their academic abilities beginning from highschool days, where they always achieved the top marks. Let us not forget their university credentials either: conquering all the top institutions from Harvard to Oxford. Of course, they also went through rigorous examinations before entering their respective positions, where connections and favouritism played no part whatsoever. They are also known for their extreme impartiality and aversion for discrimination.
What more can we ask for? Who needs a democracy when you can have such esteemed guardians?