Tags » Queen Sirikit

Unleashing extremism

Unleashing extremists has long been a tactic employed by the military when dealing with political opposition. This was especially clear during the 1973-76 period when rightists associated with the palace and often led by military figures were used to create unrest and destroy opponents. 380 more words

Bike for Mom

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and his daughter Princess Bajra Kitiyabha lead hundreds of thousands in the “Bike for Mom” cycling event to mark the Queen’s 83rd birthday. 28 more words


August 12 in history

30 BC Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, committed suicide allegedly by means of an asp bite.

1099  First Crusade: … 763 more words


Happy 83rd Birthday Queen Sirikit

Sirikit was born on 12 August 1932. She met Bhumibol in Paris who is distantly related to her, both being descendants of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V.). 387 more words


Updated: Money and roads

We could say that truckloads of taxpayer funds are again being wasted on royalist trivia. The problem is that these truckloads of money would be lucky to move around Bangkok as the military regime closes many road for the Bike for Mum propaganda exercise. 252 more words

Royal propaganda and lese majeste

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