Thailand

Thai cabinet approves new royal anthem

The Thai cabinet has given its approval to the royal anthem “Sadudee Jom Racaha,” the Prime Minster’s Office has recently announced. Written for His Majesty KingMaha Vajiralongkorn, the song is to be played at state or royal ceremonies and also at events organised with the idea of expressing loyalty to His Majesty. Ms Patcharaporn, the PM’s Office permanent secretary, said the…
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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…
Thailand

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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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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International royals

Funeral plans finally released for Thailand's late King

The Bangkok Post has released details for the five day funeral of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the ceremony will take place at the end of December from the 25-29, 2017. The death of the late monarch did not come as a surprise to his people or the world. He suffered a long-time illness and was hospitalised for the last year of his…
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