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Thai protest criticises monarchy in Harry Potter-themed rally

Protestors, many holding wands and dressed as wizards, took to the streets in the Thai capital of Bangkok to protest the government and monarchy. Those in attendance chose to dress as Harry Potter characters as a way to represent what they see as increasing injustices within the Thai government. A military junta has been in power in Thailand since the 2014 coup. The protestors want the…
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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…
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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 arts from the latter in 2000. She spent time as a flight attendant – first at JALwaysAirlines for three years…
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King of Thailand leaves harem in Germany for Chakri day

King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand, also known as King Rama X, has left his hotel in Germany, where he was holed up with a harem of 20 women, to travel to Zurich from where he flew to Thailand to celebrate Chakri Day. In Zurich, he was joined by his wife Queen Suthida, who has been staying in a Swiss hotel for several weeks. Thai Airways suspended its normal operations a week ago but made an…
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Thai King will cover cost of funerals for victims of mass shooting

The King of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn, will cover the cost of the funeral rites for the victims of Thailand’s mass shooting over the weekend. He and Queen Suthida have also extended their support to the victims’ families. Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha said, “King Maha Vajiralongkorn and the Queen feel remorse because of the shootings and extend moral…
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