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Old 01-23-2013, 06:14 AM
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A Thai court on Wednesday sentenced a labor activist and former magazine editor to 10 years in prison for insulting Thailand’s king, the latest in a string of convictions under the country’s strict lese majeste law.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/24/wo...w-nytimes&_r=0
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:31 AM
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The king's birthday ceremony - December 5th, 2012

Aljazeera's report:

Vast crowds gather for Thai king's birthday - YouTube

BBC's report:

Thailand King's birthday celebrated in Bangkok - YouTube

The ceremony summary:

Thailand Celebrates King Bhumibol's 85th Birthday on Dec 5, 2012 - YouTube

Long live the king
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:43 AM
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Why Thais love their monarch so much? Why the Thai royal family is so popular? These two episodes of the 1979 BBC's documentary explain everything ...


Soul of a Nation (Part 1) - YouTube


http://youtu.be/yuEbc_8cXjY
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:10 AM
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HM King and Queen to celebrate 63rd Coronation Day | Bangkok Post: news
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Someone tell me who is that chubby little Princess leaving at 4:15 in this video. I googled entire Thai RF but couldnt find her..And what about her "royal duties"? Is she active..Any good initiatives of her own.. What is public opinion of her in Thailand..I mean is she as popular as Mahachakri..
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:48 AM
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Someone tell me who is that chubby little Princess leaving at 4:15 in this video. I googled entire Thai RF but couldnt find her..And what about her "royal duties"? Is she active..Any good initiatives of her own.. What is public opinion of her in Thailand..I mean is she as popular as Mahachakri..
She is not a 'chubby little princess' but Princess Soamsawali, the former wife of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn.

You can read more about her:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soamsawali
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:37 PM
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Looking at some of the coverage, it seems like the people really do get emotional about The King.
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King of Thailand calls for calm in birthday speech | euronews, world news
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Where can I see pictures of this ceremony?
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:53 PM
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Where can I see pictures of this ceremony?
HM The King's Birthday Ceremony (December 5, 2013):



The Grand Reception to Honor the Birthday of HM the King at the Government House (December 7, 2013):

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Old 12-07-2013, 11:11 PM
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A Thai court on Wednesday sentenced a labor activist and former magazine editor to 10 years in prison for insulting Thailand’s king, the latest in a string of convictions under the country’s strict lese majeste law.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/24/wo...w-nytimes&_r=0
I find it very sad that in this day and age people are punished for speaking out.
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Princess Chulabhorn was in China to attend the 6th youth musical evening between China and Thailand. Yesterday, December 10, she met with Zhang Dejiang, chairman of China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, in Beijing.



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The Thai army started a coup and for the time being suspended the constitution.


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/23/wo...coup.html?_r=0

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In Thailand’s turbulent political history, the king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, has on at least one occasion helped resolve political disputes. But he is 86 years old and ailing.

General Prayuth said in his announcement that the king was “above the entire conflict.”

The military “will protect and worship the monarchy,” he said.
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How future queen of Thailand (wearing only a tiny G-string) let her poodle Foo Foo eat cake: As coup rocks Bangkok, video reveals royal couple's decadent lifestyle | Mail Online

Given the current state of affairs in Thailand, the article is unfortunate.
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Given the current state of affairs in Thailand, the article is unfortunate.
German Magazine ZEIT - no yellowpress! Definitely a renowned newspaper - has reported that the Crown Prince obviously fled to England:

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Militärputsch: Kronprinz offenbar nach England geflohen | ZEIT ONLINE

Reading in the Daily Mail that a source in Thailand said that there were many there who would prefer the Crown Prince not to come back, I wonder, if the publication of this video was a kind of warning for the CP-couple.
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