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Govt Deplores Foreign Media Coverage, BBC Coverage Blocked

BANGKOK — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement Saturday night “deploring” foreign media who allegedly misreported the number of Thais gathered to...

Crown Prince Not Ready to Take Throne Yet, Prayuth Says

BANGKOK — Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn said Thursday evening he does not wish to be named the next King of Thailand, as he continues to grieve for the death of his father, the late King Bhumibol, according to junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Ultra-Royalists Guilt-Shame People Who Don’t Wear Mourning Black

BANGKOK — The colors that once polarized Thailand were red and yellow. Now, as the nation enters its year of mourning, the division appears...

Vajiralongkorn Ascends the Throne as King Rama X

BANGKOK — Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn completed his ascension to the throne as King Rama X of Thailand, the government announced Thursday night.

Prem Assumes Regency Over Thailand’s Empty Throne

BANGKOK — The Kingdom of Thailand began Friday without a King due to Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn’s decision to delay taking the throne as the...

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn Meets With Regent, Will Take Throne

BANGKOK — Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn had an audience with head privy councilor Prem Tinsulanonda who is now regent for Thailand’s vacant throne, junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha announced in a televised broadcast Saturday night.

Chonburi Man Beaten by Mob Over Royal Defamation

CHONBURI — A man was hauled out of his bedroom by a mob Tuesday, beaten and forced to apologize to a portrait of His...

Royal Children Gather at Siriraj Hospital, Prayuth Cancels Events

BANGKOK — The Thai stock index plunged by 6.8 percent Wednesday afternoon, presumably in response to a flurry of rumors about His Majesty the King’s health.

New Rama X Banknotes Unveiled

BANGKOK — The Bank of Thailand on Thursday released images of new currency bearing the portraits of King Vajiralongkorn.

Woman Forced Off Bangkok Bus, Slapped for Allegedly Insulting Late King

BANGKOK — A woman passenger was slapped in the face after being accused of defaming the king and forced off a public bus Monday, an incident captured in a video posted online.

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