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President Lincoln’s letters with Thai king displayed at new exhibit

Letters between former United States President Abraham Lincoln and Thai King Mongkut are on display in a new exhibit at the Queen Sirikit Textile Museum on the grounds of the Grand Palace thanks to the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok. The embassy is showcasing 200 years of friendship between the two countries by putting historic gifts between their heads of state on display. In one letter from 1861, King…
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The royals who are expected to attend the royal cremation of the late King of Thailand revealed

Several of the royal houses across the globe will send representatives to the royal cremation ceremony of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (or Rama IX). It was confirmed earlier this month that Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium would attend the cremation ceremony on 26 October. It has since been confirmed by the Royal House of the Netherlands that Her Majesty Queen Máxima will attend; the…
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Eight more people charged in Thailand for insulting the monarchy

Eight more people have been charged in Thailand for insulting the monarchy. The first arrests of the eight suspects took place in May. Thai Lawyers for Human Rights said that they faced charges for vandalising public portraits of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his successor. Among the arrested was a 14-year-old boy. If the juvenile court in the province of Khon Kaen takes on…
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Man jailed for 35 years in Thailand for insulting the monarchy

A man in Thailand has been jailed for 35 years for insulting the Thai monarchy on Facebook. He was convicted by a military court in Bangkok for Facebook posts which were deemed insulting to the Thai Royal Family. It is one of the harshest sentences handed down under the lèse-majesté law. He was convicted of 10 counts of lese majeste for posting photos and videos of the Royal Family. The…
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