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Royal birthday fireworks ‘ban’ sparks confusion in Thailand

Royal birthday fireworks ‘ban’ sparks confusion in Thailand

By Wed, Dec 05, 2012 9:30AM UTC Comments Off Royal birthday fireworks ‘ban’ sparks confusion in Thailand

Today is the 85th birthday of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Tens of thousands are expected to convene at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok to attend a rare grand public audience by the King - only the sixth time such an event has reportedly taken place. And like every year, there will be lights and...

The last journey of late King Norodom Sihanouk

By Thu, Oct 18, 2012 10:08PM UTC Comments Off The last journey of late King Norodom Sihanouk

Phnom Penh. The lens of Arjay R.J. Stevens, a German photojournalist based in Phnom Penh, followed the funeral convoy from the airport to the Royal Palace with the body of late King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia. People can visit the remains of the king for three months, before they will be cremated and placed in a...

Cambodia prepares for the King-Father’s funeral

By Tue, Oct 16, 2012 4:27PM UTC Comments Off Cambodia prepares for the King-Father’s funeral

The body of Prince Norodom Sihanouk, former Cambodian king, will be repatriated on 17th October, said Queen-Mother Norodom Monineath, 76, to Dap News in a report published Monday evening. King-Father Sihanouk wanted to be cremated to follow the long Cambodian tradition, said the Queen, who is the mother of Norodom Sihamoni, current King of the...

Thailand’s armed forces: Overemphasizing the loyalty

By Thu, Apr 21, 2011 12:30PM UTC Comments Off Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha (AP Photo)

By Saksith Saiyasombut When General Prayuth Chan-ocha took over as commander-in-chief of Thailand’s armed forces last year, he made in no uncertain terms right off the bat what his top priorities are: protecting the royal institution and going after everything and everyone that is deemed a threat to it. Since then, he apparently still is not tired to emphasize...

The manipulation of #weloveking on Twitter and the reflection of reality

By Tue, Dec 14, 2010 4:29PM UTC Comments Off The manipulation of #weloveking on Twitter and the reflection of reality

By Thaweeporn Kummetha (Guest Contributor) December 5 was the birthday of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. It is a very big day in the kingdom. This can be seen by how the Thai government held a grand festival and celebration on Chao Phraya River from the evening of the fifth and also a celebration for...

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