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At Khaosod, journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk asks:
Excessive and incessant praise and veneration, growing rituals of worship will likely elevate the late King into a demi-god and produce a King-worship cult, and a climate where the only thing one could possibly say about the late King is how great he was and how much you loved him. 339 more words
In occupying Thailand’s political space and institutions, the military junta recently extended its absolute control over Bangkok.
The middle class must be pleased that the special benefit they were granted long ago by Prem Tinsulanonda’s military-backed regime, being trusted to elect their governor, is now gone. 272 more words
Reuters — Mon Oct 31, 2016
Thailand’s Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn attends an event commemorating the death of King Chulalongkorn, known as King Rama V, as he joins people during the mourning of his father, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok, Thailand, October 23,…REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha… 427 more words
Readers will surely find a new Foreign Policy op-ed by Paul Chambers of considerable interest.
It begins with the statement of a view: “The military cooperated with the royal family for decades – but now it wants a subordinate, not a partner.” While the article doesn’t really follow through on this claim, there does seem something to the notion of a transition. 369 more words