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    Darkest-day song nothing to be proud of

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 20/02/2019

    » Army commander-in-chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong's decision to order the army-run radio stations to "resurrect" the old ultra-nationalist song Nak Phandin ("Burden on the Land") in an apparent response to the Pheu Thai Party's prime ministerial candidate Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan's threat to cut military spending and Future Forward Party's pledge to scrap mandatory conscription is totally uncalled for.

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    'My country's got' these socio-political ills

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 02/11/2018

    » The explosive Rap Against Dictatorship music video that has taken Thailand by storm has raised myriad socio-political questions and issues. Known in Thai as <i>Prathet Ku Mee</i>, the sensational music video has been viewed on YouTube more than 25 million times in just 10 days in a country of 69 million people, a feat in its own right and a record for its artistic kind in Thailand. How this five-minute rap song in the Thai language has done so much says a lot about where Thailand has been and where it is going.

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    The volunteer spirit

    Life, Published on 24/10/2017

    » Over 2 million Thais registered to serve as volunteers during the royal cremation period, carrying out several unpaid tasks, at Sanam Luang and elsewhere, from venue preparation, catering, public information services and funeral flower distribution to first aid and traffic safety. Here we talk to some of them about their duties and their pride in serving King Bhumibol one last time.

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    Recalling the Royal Cremation

    News, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 14/10/2018

    » Saturday marked the second anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's passing away. Apart of love and lingering sadness among Thais, what remains vivid in the collective memory is the image of the Royal Crematorium used for the Royal Cremation.

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    Worthy of the enlightened

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/11/2017

    » The royal cremation for King Bhumibol Adulyadej last month was a moment of historic importance. Nonetheless, another important task relating to the ceremony is still under way.

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    Thousands set to take centre stage

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 24/10/2017

    » The royal funeral processions which form the heart of the royal cremation ceremony will be joined by thousands of state and palace officials who are assigned different tasks.

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    Replica pyres nearly completed

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 10/10/2017

    » Construction of replicas of the royal crematorium in 76 provinces nationwide is expected to be completed by Sunday.

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    Flowers for the late king

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 01/06/2017

    » The royal cremation ceremony of our beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej is five months away and many organisations are contributing to prepare a large number of dok mai chan (funeral cremation flowers) to be distributed to the public.

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    Thais nationwide honour late King

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 06/12/2016

    » Thais across the nation and abroad took part in activities in tribute to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej Monday, observing his birthday in a solemn manner and pledging to follow his teachings.

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    Books of secrets

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/11/2016

    » Pintima Lertsomboon, a librarian at Thammasat University, remembered trying to work on Oct 14 in order to soothe the bereavement brought by news of the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol. Her task as librarian usually offers her peace of mind. She has been tasked to separate the cremation books out of 10,000 rare books in the library, putting them in their own category.

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