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Protests grow in Bangkok against the monarchy

Anti-monarchy protests have continued in Bangkok as demonstrators demand democracy and less power for King Maha Vajiralongkorn (or Rama X) in the biggest demonstration in the country in years. Thousands marched against the monarchy today in the Thai capital calling for a curb in the King’s powers and the replacement of the Thai prime minister and former junta leader, Prayuth Chan-ocha.
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Queen Sirikit's birthday celebrated with elaborate orchid display

Thailand’s Queen Mother, Sirikit, will celebrate her 88th birthday on 12 August, and to mark the occasion, an elaborate display of colourful orchids has been put on display. More than 880,000 from nine genera across the country are on display for the “Paradise Of Siam 2020” event, which was created in coordination with the Department of Agriculture, the Ministry of Natural…
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Royal dog found after extensive police search

The beloved dog of a Thai princess went missing this past week and an extensive police search took place to find the royal pup. Princess Siribhachudabhorn, the daughter of Princess Chulabhorn and niece to King Rama X, posted on her Facebook page about her missing dog, Khun Hom Nuan, on the afternoon of 21 June. The “white Thai native” dog went missing from a dog training…
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Who is Queen Suthida of Thailand?

Suthida Tidjai was born on 3 June 1978 in Hat Yai, Songkla, Thailand, to Kham and Jangheang Tidjai. Her education was at Somboonkulkanya Middle School andthe private Assumption University in Bangkok; she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication…
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Protests break out at German hotel where Thai King is staying with his harem

German and Thai activists have staged a protest outside the the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl in Germany where King Maha Vajiralongkorn is staying with his harem of 20 women. The protesters have projected messages onto the front of the hotel with messages like, “why does Thailand need a King who lives in Germany?” Despite all hotels having to close due to the crisis, the Grand Hotel…
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