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Thailand: New king pardons minor offenders, cuts jail terms

THAILAND’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has issued a decree granting pardons to certain prisoners in commemoration of his accession to the throne.<p>Under …

Mass display of grief on late Thai king's birthday - ASEAN/East Asia

Bangkok (AFP) - Thousands of Thais gathered on a Bangkok bridge named after the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on what would have been his birthday …

The Royal Projects in Thailand

You don’t have to be very long in Thailand to discover the huge reverence in which the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was held by the Thai people. …

Mangroves

The new Thai king will pardon 150,000 inmates, including those who insulted the royal family

King Vajiralongkorn ascended the throne on Dec. 1 after the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, on Oct. 13.<p>"This is the first opportunity since his majesty's ascension to show his mercy," the Royal Gazette said in a statement, announcing that 150,000 inmates could be eligible for release …

Royal Family

The long farewell for Thailand's King Bhumibol

Looking ahead to 2017 in Thailand, where national grieving will continue for a full year until a funeral pyre is completed in September<p>Though King …