Officials said many of the scenes in the show were shot in Thailand but they had no inkling of the key lese majeste references and sequences.
Though no legal action was threatened, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it had asked the Thai embassy in Washington to "convey our concern and disappointment to CBS" over the Nov 4 episode.
In real life, the number of prosecutions under the Section 112 law has shot up since the junta seized power. According to figures compiled by Prachatai.com, since the 22 May 2014 coup, at least 127 people have been arrested for violating Article 112, with 57 sentenced to prison terms of up to 35 years.
Monday, November 19, 2018
"Bangkok has hit out at the CBS show Madam Secretary on Sunday in response to an episode that referenced the country's monarchy"