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  • THAILAND

    Lese majeste defendant pleads guilty

    Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 24/01/2012

    » Lese majeste defendant Surachai Danwattananusorn has pleaded guilty to two offences involving speeches he gave at Doi Saket in Chiang Mai and Lat Phrao in Bangkok in 2010, but will fight a third case.

  • THAILAND

    A dry place to call home

    News, Penchan Charoensuthipan, Published on 27/07/2015

    » Sanam Luang is often viewed as a large "home" for vagabonds, but few realise that many of the homeless who used to sleep there now rest with a roof over their heads in homes they have helped build.

  • LIFE

    The Royal Family tree

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 28/11/2016

    » The tree is about 15m-tall. It stands in the forest of Kui Buri National Park in Prachuap Khiri Khan, 280km south of Bangkok. Its branches spread out, but they do not have a single leaf.

  • THAILAND

    Prayers, no fireworks to usher in 2017

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 27/12/2016

    » The government has promised the upcoming New Year countdown will be "historic" in that the celebrations will mark a departure from the traditional boisterous revelry in favour of a more subdued affair to mourn the late King's passing.

  • LIFE

    Carving out history

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/03/2017

    » Their skilful hands focused on art pieces they were creating, and their eyes were locked on the details. Their hearts, apparently, were with HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away on Oct 13 last year. At the Fine Arts Department's Office of Traditional Arts in Nakhon Pathom, two groups of 20 men and women from all walks of life brought out their best during a recent audition where the office recruited volunteers to help official artisans build a royal urn and coffin and sculpt statues for decorating the royal crematorium.

  • THAILAND

    Princess prepares floral display for late King

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 21/09/2017

    » Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will make a floral arrangement to adorn a structure which will be used to contain the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's urn during the royal cremation ceremony, according to an official attached to the Royal Household Bureau.

  • THAILAND

    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.

  • THAILAND

    King Rama X to lead ceremony

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 13/10/2017

    » His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun will preside over the merit-making ceremonies marking one year since the passing of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace Friday and Saturday, according to the Bureau of the Royal Household.

  • LIFE

    A year of tears

    Life, Published on 13/10/2017

    » One year ago today, Thailand lost a great king, the moral and spiritual centre of the entire nation. Upon hearing the news, people sobbed on the bus, wept on the train, cried in the office. It's one of those rare moments in life that affected all of us in such a way that we remember exactly where we were and how we felt when the reality of what happened set in. One year on, we ask dozens of people from all walks of life about how they remember that fateful day.

  • THAILAND

    Foreigners join mourning Thais

    News, Patpon Sabpaitoon, Published on 26/10/2017

    » As hundreds of thousands of Thai mourners swarmed the Sanam Luang ceremonial grounds Wednesday, ahead of the royal cremation ceremony Thursday for the late King, some foreigners also came to join the nation in bidding a final farewell to the beloved late King of Thailand.

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