Wear, thanks for starting this thread.
I like this king from what I have read about him.He is very accomplished in many things.
About the censoring, I think its those in govt who revere him as a god who do not allow any criticism of the King.
He is quoted as saying:
Bhumibol himself stated that he was not above criticism in his 2005 birthday speech. "Actually, I must also be criticised. I am not afraid if the criticism concerns what I do wrong, because then I know. Because if you say the king cannot be criticised, it means that the king is not human," he said. Despite this, few have dared to call for the repeal of the law.http://www.answers.com/topic/bhumibol-adulyadej
I also remember reading something about biographies being banned.The link above gives the reason.
BTW,gpanr5 was it him or the Thai govt that was against the movie Anna & the King?
Wasnt there also a controversy about a biography of one of his daughters?