Bhumibol Adulyadej

Who is Queen Sirikit of Thailand?

Queen Sirikit is the Queen Mother in Thailand, having married the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1950 shortly before his coronation; sadly she has …

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Prayut leads ceremony to celebrate HM Queen Sirikit’s birthday - The Nation

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha led Cabinet members, officials and general public in an alms offering ceremony on Sunday morning at the …

Bhumibol Adulyadej

Happy 86th Birthday Queen Sirikit - Amazing World

Happy 86th Birthday Queen Sirikit. Sirikit was born on 12 August 1932.<p>She met Bhumibol in Paris who is distantly related to her, both being …

Royal Family

On National Mother’s day, inmates given chance to pay respect

PRISON INMATES, including those with poor behaviour, are being given a chance to pay respect to their mothers throughout August, as Thailand …

Selling

Thailand Asks U.K. to Extradite Former Leader Yingluck Shinawatra

BANGKOK — Thailand’s military government is seeking the extradition of the country’s last elected prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled to Britain rather than go to prison for five years on negligence charges.<p>Ms. Yingluck, who was forced from office in 2014, was put on trial in Thailand …

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Here are all the upcoming or newly opened parks in Bangkok

Recently Opened Topics: city livingAuthor: Pathitta KongkakateImages: Jul 24 2018 - 8:00am to Sep 16 2018 - 8:00amStandfirst: Bangkok goes green. …

Bangkok

Happy 66th Birthday My "Sia O" King of Kings - Amazing World

Happy 66th Birthday My “Sia O” King of Kings<p>King Maha Vajiralongkorn, (born 28 July 1952). He is the only son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen …

La La Land

Silencing a Witness to Thailand’s Deadly 2010 Crackdown

After she resisted intimidation by the Thai military to stay silent, the life of Natthida “Waen” Meewangpa – a volunteer nurse who witnessed the …

Human Rights

Bangkok set to welcome new "mega park"

Three of northern Bangkok's most-loved parks—Chatuchak, Queen Sirikit and Wachirabenchathat—are set to merge into one "mega park" in honor of the …

Bangkok

From urban jungle, a mega park

Imagine three major city parks -- Chatuchak, Queen Sirikit, and Wachirabenchathat (or the State Railway Public Park) -- merged into one. The result …

Thailand

Thai PM leaves, offers support for ENT care to Bhutan

In a gesture of extraordinary camaraderie and hospitality, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay drove Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha from …

Sustainable Development Goals

Prayut chases Bhutan deals

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha begins his two-day visit to Bhutan Thursday to strengthen bilateral relations in trade, investment, public health, …

Sri Lanka

Bangkok's Royal Turf Club is turning into a public park

Farewell to legal Sunday gambling! The Bangkok Post has reported that this September will mark end of days for the Royal Turf Club of Thailand under …

Horse Racing

Thailand to Issue More New Banknotes This Month: Central Bank

<b>Bangkok</b>. Thailand's central bank will this month issue a second batch of new banknotes with a picture of King Maha Vajiralongkorn.<p>The new 500 baht …

Central Banks

Thai King Now Holds Crown Property Bureau's Billions in Assets

Thailand’s Crown Property Bureau said its assets are now held in the name of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, clarifying how a legal change last year …

Business

Thai King Now Owns Monarchy Assets. He’ll Have to Pay Taxes on Them.

BANGKOK — Assets of the Thai royal family that have been managed by an official agency have been turned over to direct ownership by the king, who will be able to manage them as he sees fit but must also begin to pay taxes on them, the agency has said.<p>The wealth of King Maha Vajiralongkorn …

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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 …

Royal Family

Thai royal wealth moved from holding company to king

The official agency that had managed the vast wealth of Thailand's royal family has announced that its assets have formally been turned over to King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who assumed the throne after the death of his father in 2016.<p>An undated announcement seen Saturday on the website of the Crown …

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Buddha's teachings on ethics have direct relevance to human development - The Nation

As a Vajrayana Buddhist state, the main influences on human development in Bhutan has come from two sources – governance and leaders, Prime Minister …

Buddhism

Princess launches Buddhism week

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on Friday launched Buddhism Promotion Week at a ceremony in Bangkok.

Thailand

Ex-Petrosaudi exec Justo meets with Dr M

KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 — Andre Xavier Justo who was convicted and pardoned in Thailand for attempted blackmail related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd …

Celebrations in Thailand take place for Princess Sirindhorn of Thailand’s birthday

Ford Asia Pacific/Flickr<p>Ford Asia Pacific/Flickr<p>Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand celebrated her 63rd birthday on …

Royal Family

Thai singer ‘Tom Dundee’ given rare acquittal in royal defamation case ... but he is still in jail

A Thai court acquitted a folk singer turned activist of his third royal defamation charge on Thursday, a rare ruling under a draconian law that is …

Asia

Crackdown on Bangkok party scene sparks concerns for ‘a boring city’ as military seeks to salvage legacy

Thailand’s military government is crushing the spirit of Bangkok’s nightlife amid an intensifying crackdown that is forcing many bars and clubs to …

Asia

Pope Francis grieves over death of Thailand's king

Vatican City, Oct 14, 2016 / 10:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Friday Pope Francis expressed his sorrow to learn of the death of the King of Thailand …

Pope Francis

Thai king to replace father on new banknotes

BANGKOK: Thailand's central bank displayed new banknotes on Thursday (Mar 8) on which a picture of King Maha Vajiralongkorn will replace one of his …

Central Banks

Thailand unveils new banknotes with King Rama X

THAI currency is getting a facelift, with new banknotes to feature the face of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known as Rama X.The Bank of Thailand …

Facelifts

Queen Sirikit in Younger Days: 40 Beautiful Color Photographs of the Queen Mother of Thailand in the 1950s and 1960s

Sirikit is the queen mother of Thailand. She was the queen consort of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (or Rama IX) and is the mother of King Vajiralongkorn …

British Royal Family

Ananda Mahidol: The Mysterious Death of a King

Ananda Mahidol, Thailand’s king Rama VIII, died on the 3rd of June, 1946. He was only twenty at the time.<br>A child when he was elected successor to the …

Asia

Probe dropped of German teen suspected of shooting toy gun at Thai king

BERLIN (Reuters) - German prosecutors have dropped an investigation of a then 14-year-old boy who was suspected of shooting plastic bullets at the King of Thailand from a toy gun near Munich last summer, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Wednesday.<p>Bavarian prosecutors looked into the incident, which …

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