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King of Thailand approves new government

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, or Rama X, has approved a new civilian cabinet of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the Royal Gazette announced in Thailand on Wednesday. The March election was hotly contested as it was the first election in the country since the 2014 coup that placed General Prayuth Chan-ocha as Prime Minister. Chan-ocha was selected as Prime Minister after the election…
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Who is King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand?

Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun was born to King Bhumibol Adulyadej (or King Rama IX) and Queen Sirikit on 28 July 1952 at 17.45 in Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall in Bangkok, Thailand. He has one older sister, Princess Ubol Ratana (b. 1951) and two younger…
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Preparations for coronation of King of Thailand almost complete

The preparations for the coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X) of Thailand are almost complete. The coronation is set to take place from 4 May to 6 May 2019. The Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said that the government is awaiting approval for the royal emblem to be used as the official logo. The Deputy Prime Minister also chairs the government committee responsible…
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Thai King to finally be crowned in May

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66, will finally have his coronation ceremony in May of this year. The Royal Household Bureau made the announcement yesterday saying the coronation and celebration festivities would take place from 4 May through 6 May. His Majesty will be crowned in a ceremony on 4 May with a celebration procession the following day. The 5th of May will also see a…
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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…
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1066 sea turtles released in honour of King of Thailand's birthday

Hundreds of Thai students, members of the navy and celebrities, helped released 1066 turtles in celebration of King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s birthday today. The sea turtles, which are seen as a symbol of long life ran, to freedom outside the Sea Turtle Conservation Centre. The number 1066 was chosen for a particular reason. The number 10 symbolises King Rama X, for which King Maha is known. The…
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