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Open letter from His Majesty The King

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Letter from His Majesty Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun

I am pleased and greatly relieved to learn that, on 2nd July, 2018, the rescuers have reach all 12 youth footballers of Moo Pa (Wild Boar) Academy Football Club and their coach who were trapped inside Tham Luang caves in Tham Luang – Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park on 23rd June, 2018.

This is good news not only for all Thai people but also for those of other nations who have been following the event.

Such operation could not been achieved unless there is unity of effort exerted by all in a disciplined manner, supported by great knowledge, dedication and sacrifice. These people, including officials of Chiang Rai Province, police officers, military officials, medical officers, nurses, special operation teams, volunteers from all over the country, experts from abroad who travelled great distance and the mass media both from Thailand and beyond who provided fully operational support as well as the public encouragement concern, have given the helping hands readily extended in complete disregard of self-interest.

This circumstance has clearly shown the power of unity in action, power of love and goodwill towards fellow men regardless of race and religious beliefs. In this connection, I am pleased to extend the sincerest thanks and appreciation to all concerned and wishing them every success in the coming phases of the endeavour. May they proceed in great care, assuredness and wisdom, guided by an unwavering faith so that this rescue effort may fully achieve the ultimate success as all of you have wished.

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70 per cent of Thais wear Buddhist amulets

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There's never been any evidence that they work as lucky charms but most Thais purchase and wear them, whether for faith, protection, luck or as gift, they're ubiquitous in Thailand.

More than 70 per cent of Thais wear Buddha amulets, according to a Suan Dusit Poll.

The most popular amulets are those bearing the likeness of the monks Luang Pu Thuad of Wat Chang Hai (47 per cent of all amulets worn) and Phra Somdej Toh (21.9 per cent).


The survey conducted among 1,126 people nationwide from September 11-15, found that 12.9 per cent wore Luang Por Sothorn amulets, 9.4 per cent Luang Phu Toh's Phra Pidta (Close Eyes) amulets and 8 per cent Luang Por Ngern of Wat Bang Klan.

Forty-one per cent of amulet wearers acquired them via “Chao Phra” purchases, 32 per cent got them from their parents, 7.7 per cent received them from respected seniors and employers, 7 per cent from other relatives, 6 per cent from grandparents,...
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