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Making of a monarch: Thais set to part with the 'people's king'

Oct 24, 2017 - 10:48 AM

The late King Bhumibol Adulaydej is remembered as regal but accessible, rich but unflashy and always dedicated to the Thai people

IN MOURNING. People display images of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a ceremony marking one year since his death, in a field in Ayutthaya on October 13, 2017. Roberto Schmidt/AFP

Thai king's aide jailed for royal defamation

Mar 04, 2017 - 4:37 PM

The verdict comes after the palace sacked the king s deputy chief of staff Chitpong Thongkum for behaving in a way that brought about distrust and caused severe damage to the royal family

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Dec 02, 2016 - 9:49 AM

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New era for Thai monarchy as prince set to be proclaimed king

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn 64 will ascend the throne 50 days after King Bhumibol Adulyadej s death

NEXT KING. This file photo taken on January 21, 2008 shows Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn reading statements during the opening session of the parliament at Parliament House in Bangkok. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

Thai cabinet paves way for prince's endorsement as king

Nov 29, 2016 - 11:49 AM

UPDATED According to procedure the assembly speaker then has to formally invite the Crown Prince to become monarch before proclaiming the new king to the public

This handout photograph from Parliament received and taken on August 7, 2014 shows Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn attending the opening of the National Legislative Assembly in Bangkok. Thailand Parliament/AFP

Massive crowds sing royal tribute to late Thai king

Oct 22, 2016 - 3:12 PM

UPDATED King Bhumibol Adulyadej s death has plunged the nation into grief with the government declaring a one year mourning period and urging the public to don black and dial down all festivities for at least 30 days

IN BLACK. A mourner clad in black carries a painting of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej to the Grand Palace in Bangkok on October 22, 2016. Photo by  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Ailing Thai king cancels appearance for 87th birthday

Dec 05, 2014 - 12:19 PM

Most Thais have only known King Bhumibol on the throne and anxiety over the future once his 6 decade reign ends is seen as an aggravating factor in Thailand s bitter political divide

In this file photo, a well-wisher holds a large medal carrying a portrait of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej as people wait for him to drive by in a motorcade as he leaves the Siriraj hospital in Bangkok on September 15, 2014. Christophe Archambault/AFP

Thai radio host to be jailed for 5 years for royal defamation

Nov 18, 2014 - 6:35 PM

The ruling on Kathawut 59 – who presents an online radio show from overseas – is one of the first sentences passed by a military court for breaching the lese majeste law

Thais pack Bangkok for king's birthday celebration

Dec 05, 2012 - 1:25 PM

Tens of thousands of Thais crowded central Bangkok on Wednesday for a rare address by King Bhumibol Adulyadej the world s longest reigning monarch as part of celebrations for his 85th birthday