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  • Thailand News

    New fossil book honours king on 72nd birthday

    Seventy-two samples from 56 species on the National Registered Fossils list will be featured in a new book honouring His Majesty the King Maha Vajiralongkorn on his 72nd birthday on July 28. The Department of Mineral Resources curated this selection to showcase Thailand’s diverse and significant paleontological heritage. The book will showcase reptiles, mammals, and fish, with 23 species of reptiles…

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    King Vajiralongkorn champions equal education for Thai youth

    King Maha Vajiralongkorn is steadfast in his mission to provide equal education opportunities for Thai youth, viewing education as pivotal for the country’s progress. In 2009, then-Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn initiated the Crown Prince Scholarship, which has since evolved into a foundation dedicated to offering scholarships to underprivileged youth. The King personally chairs this foundation. Privy Councillor General Dapong Ratanasuwan highlighted…

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    Thai king’s sustainable model boosts Thai agriculture

    King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua’s Khok Nong Na Model is revitalising Thai agriculture with its sustainable approach designed for the people’s happiness. The model advises farmers to divide their land into equal parts for plant cultivation, pond construction, and housing. To commemorate the king’s 71st birthday last year, reporters interviewed Wiwat Salyakamthorn, former agriculture and cooperatives minister, who now chairs…

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    Thais unite to celebrate King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s 72nd birthday

    Thais are preparing to celebrate His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua’s 72nd birthday at the end of this month. Citizens across the nation are showing their loyalty and extending their best wishes to the monarch. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was born on July 28, 1952, at the Ambara Villa in Dusit Palace, Bangkok. He is the only son of King Bhumibol…

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    Thai King and Queen gear up for 35th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

    The Thai King and Queen participated in today’s international sailing competition training in Phuket, joining the THA72 team in the IRC Zero category. The event took place today, December 7, at 7.42am at Kata Beach. His Majesty the King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua and his wife Queen Suthida were preparing for the 35th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, a prestigious international…

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    Northeast Thailand: Giant turtle with markings resembling Thai King found in Nakhon Ratchasima

    A giant turtle, believed by locals to bring wealth and good fortune, caused a stir in the Nakhon Ratchasima community. The turtle, weighing approximately 12 kilogrammes, was found by 63 year old resident Jod Songnok who has been taking care of it for over two years. The unusual creature is attracting crowds due to its peculiar shell markings, which resemble…

  • Events

    Thai King encourages national prosperity on his 71st birthday

    Yesterday marked the 71st birthday of the King of Thailand, who celebrated the occasion by encouraging all Thais to act in a manner that benefits not only themselves but also others. The speech took place in the grand audience, or Maha Samakhom, at the Amarindra Vinijaya Throne Hall in the Grand Palace. The king emphasised that, to achieve national prosperity,…

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    King inaugurates new Thai Parliament, urges officials to serve national interest

    His Majesty the King yesterday marked the official commencement of the new Thai Parliament. Delivering a call to duty, the King asked parliamentarians to perform with the nation’s best interests in mind. The high-profile event took place for the first time at the Sappaya Sapasathan, the new seat of Parliament located in the Dusit district’s Kiakkai vicinity. Arriving at the…

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    HM The King returns to Thailand for Father’s Day commemorations

    Today is Father’s Day in Thailand. As it falls on a weekend, tomorrow, Monday, December 6, will be a public holiday around Thailand. December 5 is the birthdate of the former Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej who, even though passing away in 2016, still has his birthdate remembered each year as the national Fathers Day. Today, King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen…

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    French expat being denied re-entry to Thailand over repeated criticism of the Thai monarchy

    One of Thailand’s long term French expats Yan Marchal is being denied reentry to Thailand. He says he is being expelled to Paris from Bangkok, as soon as tonight, for being a long term critic of the Thai government and Monarchy. Yan says he could appeal the ‘deportation’. “I have been advised to fly out rather than to expose myself…

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    Remembering Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej

    Today is the national memorial day for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thailand’s beloved monarch who served for just over 70 years and died in October 2016. At the time of his passing in October 2016, King Bhumibol was the world’s longest-serving head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history. Amongst his many other gifts, he was was…

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    16 year old Thai may be jailed in alleged lèse-majesté case

    A 16 year old Thai teenager may be jailed for alleged defamation against the Thai monarchy at a pro-democracy protest last Wednesday by wearing a crop-top with an anti-monarchy slogan written on his stomach. The teen is being charged under Thailand’s lèse-majesté law, informally called “Section 112”, the section that covers defaming, insulting or threatening members of the Thai royal…

  • Thailand Protest News

    Anti-government Bangkok protest descends into scuffles between activists and police

    PHOTOS: Free Youth Facebook page Last night’s Bangkok protests around Sanam Luang, adjacent to the Grand Palace, the Democracy Monument and along Ratchadamnoen Nok Road, descended into clashes between a small rump of anti government protesters and riot police. It was a night where less was said and most of the events became theatre for the troupe of journalists pursuing…

  • Crime News

    Thai laws, how to stay out of jail in Thailand | VIDEO

    Thailand has plenty of laws, some of them applied more vigorously than others. Some not at all. But the ones they do apply can get you in hot water or, at worst, in a Thai jail. You DON’T want to end up there. Here’s a few of the better and lesser known Thai laws from The Thaiger. You can visit…

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    His Majesty presents televised end of year message

    His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn is appealing to Thai people to appreciate their rich culture, which exhibits virtue, beauty and progress… the foundation of life and mind. HM also asked all Thai people to conduct themselves “with virtue and reason in order” to overcome the Covid-19 crisis. His Majesty spoke in a televised end of year broadcast saying that cultural…

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    Germany’s media reports on doubts that the Thai King will return

    German media are reporting today that they doubt part-time Bavarian tourist and resident, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, will ever return. Thailand’s King spent a large proportion of his time renting a large hotel in the southeast German state of Bavaria since becoming King in 2016 following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The reports say that the Villa Stolberg…

  • Thailand Protest News

    Protesters target the Crown Property Bureau tomorrow, taking direct aim at the country’s Monarchy

    Tomorrow the protest road show moves to the Crown Property Bureau, taking aim directly at the the management of the Thai monarch’s affairs. Protesters, who first brought up the issue of the role of the Thai Monarchy in July this year, say they have “a big surprise” in store. This will be the first time when the entire focus of…

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    Thailand News Today | Dinosaurs in BKK, BOT tackles Baht, Special K isn’t special | November 23

    Start of the week, a busy day of news around Thailand with Tim Newton. Bank of Thailand takes action to curb Thai baht’s strength The Bank of Thailand is moving forward measures, originally meant to begin early 2021, but most of which will now take effect from end of this month. The end result is that the new rules will…

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    German parliament clarifies its stance on HM the King’s stays in Bavaria

    PHOTO: Their Majesties the King and Queen greet well-wishers in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok after presiding over a ceremony to change the Emerald Buddha statue’s winter costume at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha on November 1, The Bundestag, Germany’s federal parliament, has announced that Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn could be expelled from Germany if he continues to conduct…

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    Thailand News Today | Protests to escalate, Domestic violence, Tourist visa exemptions? | Nov 19

    Just a reminder that it is still safe to travel to Thailand. The protests are in very small pockets around Bangkok and well publicised in advance. If you can, and are prepared to go through all the hoops and paperwork, it’s still a great place to visit. Bangkok police blame insufficient manpower for failure to control Parliament road clashes Police…

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    Thailand News Today | Coconut Business, Weekend protests, Pork dressed as Beef | November 13

    Thailand News Today for the last day of a busy week. Protests and the opening of the Blue Line will hold up traffic over the weekend. See you on Monday. US grocers cut ties with Thai coconut milk company after PETA reveals monkey labour Thailand’s coconut milk industry is under the spotlight again after PETA lobbies US grocers to boycott…

  • Thailand Protest News

    3 protesters injured as police turn on the water cannons again at last night’s protest

    For a second time Thai police have turned their high pressure water cannons on protesters. This evening police aimed the water cannon at the anti-government protesters in an effort to stop them from continuing their march to the Royal Household Bureau at the Grand Palace. 3 protesters were injured in the exchange and were taken to hospital in an ambulance.…

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    Thailand News Today | HM comments, PM visits Phuket & Samui, Thai floods | November 2

    Back for another week of daily news updates, the most widely watched Thai news program, in English. What’s on the program today? “We love them all the same” – His Majesty comments about the Thai protesters In a rare moment, and certainly the first time commenting about the current political unrest, His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn has described Thailand as “the…

  • Thailand Protest News

    “We love them all the same” – His Majesty comments about the Thai protesters

    In a rare moment, and certainly the first time commenting about the current political unrest, His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn has described Thailand as “the land of compromise”. The comment came in response from a question by Jonathan Miller, a correspondent of British broadcaster Channel 4, who was part of an audience of international media invited to sit among a crowd of royalist…

  • Economy News

    Thailand at the crossroads. The anti-government protesters vs Thai establishment – VIDEO

    Click to watch the video… This video provides some background of the protests and their challenge ahead. They are battling a deeply entrenched “establishment”, including the Army, the government, the Bangkok ‘elite’ and years of conservative traditions protecting the revered Thai monarchy. The protesters are young, educated and motivated. The government controls the levers of power. What will happen? Like…

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    King Bhumibol Adulyadej – in remembrance of the “Father of Thailand”

    His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej was Thailand’s monarch for just over 70 years. At the time of his passing in October 2016, King Bhumibol was the world’s longest-serving head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history. Amongst his many other gifts, he was was revered as a calming and compassionate influence, overseeing Thailand’s stormy political history in the second half of the…

  • Opinion

    The year of living dangerously – Thai protesters utter the unthinkable

    OPINION An estimated 10,000 anti-government protesters packed Bangkok’s Democracy Monument and the roads either side on a warm Sunday afternoon, calling for democratic reform, changes to the NCPO-written constitution and for the dissolution of parliament. They also spoke about the country’s head of state, questioning the institution. Even a few months ago this would have been considered an absolute no-go topic…

  • Events

    The Coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn

    PHOTO: His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn together with his father, the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej Special report from our media partners, The Nation This Saturday, May 4, is the start of a three day ceremony to crown His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn as he ascends the throne as King Rama X, succeeding his beloved father, His Majesty the late King Bhumibol…

  • Phuket News

    King Maha Vajiralongkorn supports boy attacked by dogs at Sarasin Bridge

    PHOTO: The Phuket PR Office His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn has ordered that the boy, bitten by soi dogs at a Phang Nga beach this week, to be under special medical care by royal command. The seven year old boy was seriously injured after being attacked and mauled by a group of dogs near Sarasin Bridge last weekend. Read the…