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Thai king takes control of $30bn assets

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been granted full, personal ownership of royal assets thought to be worth at least $30bn (£22bn) due to a recent change in the law. Until last year’s law change granting King Maha Vajiralongkorn ownership of royal assets, the Crown Property Bureau had control over the royal fortune on behalf of the monarchy since it was established in 1938. Maha…
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Thai royalists call for BBC reporter to be expelled from country

Earlier this week, a group of Thai royalist gathered outside the British embassy in the Kingdom of Thailand to protest against the BBC. They demand that Thailand expel the BBC’s correspondent based in Thailand, Jonathan Head, following a recent report relating to the late King Bhumibol. As reported by Khaosod and the International Monarchist Conference, Mr Head allegedly made defamatory…
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Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko to Attend the Late King of Thailand's Funeral

It has been confirmed that His Imperial Highness, Prince Akishino of Japan and his wife Princess Kiko will be attending the funerary ceremonies of the late King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, due to be held from the 26 October. There they will represent Japan as Thailand and the extended global community pay their last respects to Thailand’s longest reigning monarch, and the…
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Thai man imprisoned for 18 years for insulting the Thai monarchy

On Wednesday, a man was sentenced to 18 years in prison for insulting the Thai monarchy. The man was, in late 2015, jailed for posting six videos which allegedly insulted to the monarchy. The news was first reported by Reuters. The 61-year-old man was arrested back in 2015. He was then charged with royal defamation and different cases of computer crime. On Wednesday, the Bangkok military court…
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