In Thailand, the elephant is more than just a beast of burden. Known for their loyalty and pleasant nature, they are a national symbol. Thais practically revere them for their war-time service to the country’s monarchs in the past. 475 more words
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© AFP/File | Defence spending typically surges under coup-installed regimes in Thailand, which has seen more than a dozen putsches in the past 80 years… 333 more words
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A new plaque is seen in place of a previous plaque, which had gone missing, at the Royal plaza in Bangkok, Thailand, April 15, 2017. 718 more words
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BANGKOK — A stand-off between security forces and monks at Thailand’s biggest temple has exposed a struggle as much about power as religion in the predominantly Buddhist country, where the junta has shut down dissent since a 2014 coup. 842 more words