BANGKOK (AP) — A court has sentenced a former high-ranking police officer and aide to Thailand’s king to three years in prison for dereliction of duty and land encroachment. Jumpol Manmai was also.. Seattle Times
BANGKOK (AP) " A Buddhist abbot whom police are seeking to arrest for accepting donations of embezzled money has been stripped of a royally bestowed religious title.A statement from the Royal Palace.. New Zealand Herald Also reported by •Seattle Times
Thailand has a new king and there is a possibility the country will hold its first election since the 2014 coup. King Poomee-pon Adoonya-day died in October after 70 years on the throne. His only son.. Source: Al Jazeera STUDIO -
The geopolitical situation in the Asia-Pacific region is undergoing perceptible changes and as a result nations posited in the region are constantly reorienting their foreign policy strategies in.. Eurasia Review
Akihito, accompanied by his wife, Empress Michiko, laid wreathes and signed a condolence book at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. He later met with King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, who ascended.. IndiaTimes
The investiture of Thailand’s new Buddhist supreme patriarch took place at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok on Feb. 12 in a royal ceremony presided over by the king.
Venerable Somdet.. Eurasia Review
This evening, at the end of a solemn investiture of the new Supreme Patriarch, bells will ring at temples all around the kingdom. This includes the bell at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, or Wat Phra.. Bangkok Post
A senior UN official has criticized the first royal defamation case brought under Thailand's new monarch. King Vajiralongkorn, who succeeded his father in 2016, appears keen to continue the.. Deutsche Welle
Then-crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn attends an event commemorating the death of his father King Bhumibol. Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters
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BANGKOK — Thailand's military-ruled legislature on Friday approved constitutional changes desired by the newly enthroned king that would reserve more powers for him.
One.. CJME Also reported by •VOA News