On Tuesday, the opposition Socialists joined the chorus of outrage.
Benoît Hamon, the party spokesman, said: “As a minister of culture he has drawn attention to himself by defending a film maker and he has written a book where he said he took advantage of sexual tourism.
The punishment for this crime is imprisonment from four to twenty years and a fine of eight to forty thousand baht.
Curiously, there was little outcry when the book was published in 2005.
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