The propaganda associated with promoting the monarchy and royalist ideology is intimately related to the lese majeste law. This may seem obvious to many, for one of the points of lese majeste is to prevent any questioning of the propaganda. 896 more words
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65 years ago, on April 28, 1950 – King Bhumibol Adulyadej married Sirikit Kitiyakara at Srapathum Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.
King Bhumibol succeeded to the throne on June 9, 1946 upon the death of his older brother King Ananda Mahidol from a gunshot wound under circumstances that have never been fully explained. 225 more words
For earlier PPT posts about reviews of Andrew MacGregor Marshall’s A Kingdom in Crisis: Thailand’s Struggle for Democracy in the Twenty-First Century, go here… 893 more words
Numnual Yapparat and Giles Ji Ungpakorn
Originally, “Mother’s Day” in Thailand was brought in by Field Marshal Pibulsongkram as a political tool to reinforce the idea that Thai society was a big family. 534 more words