3 Nov 2020
In a very rare ambush interview, King Rama X responds to a question from a foreign reporter about pro-democracy protesters by saying “We love them all the same”, and “Thailand is the land of compromise.” Meanwhile the protesters are not backing down on monarchy reform.
10 Oct 2020
An MP from Germany’s Green Party has questioned the German Foreign Ministry about its position towards the protests in Thailand and Thai King’s status in Bavaria. The Foreign Minister insists that Thai politics must not be conducted from German territory.
4 Sep 2020
King Vajiralongkorn has deemed Thai Royal Consort Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi ‘unblemished’, according to the Royal Gazette. While her official titles have been restored as if they had never been stripped from her, many Thais welcomed her back with unexpected forms of wordplay.
30 Jul 2020
A professor at NIDA has written in defence of King Vajiralongkorn, saying that His Majesty prefers to keep a low profile as he works hard in his own ways.
4 Jul 2020
All government agencies have been told to organize ceremonies for His Majesty the King’s 68th birthday while everyone is urged to wear yellow in July.
22 Oct 2019
Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi was removed from her post as Royal Consort of King Vajiralongkorn on 20 October.
18 Oct 2019
Yesterday (18 October), 70 Future Forward Party (FFP) MPs voted not to approve the Emergency Decree to transfer the control of two infantry regiments to King Vajiralongkorn, going against the rest of parliament, including their opposition allies.
3 Oct 2019
King Vajiralongkorn gains two infantry regiments by Emergency Decree, indicating an extensive round of military reform. The government has enacted an Emergency Decree to transfer the 1st and 11th Infantry Regiments, the King’s Guard, to His Majesty’s personal control. The two regiments were previously in the military chain of command under the Royal Thai Army and the Ministry of Defence.
16 Jul 2019
In the presence of King Vajiralongkorn, the new cabinet is to be sworn in today (16 July 2019) at 6 pm. Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Prime Minister of Thailand, is facing challenges from all sides, including the general public, internal problems, civil society and the opposition parties. Prayut Chan-o-chaSource: The government's website
8 Dec 2016
Thailand saw its first lèse majesté case under King Rama X, only two days after the king’s accession. Experts argue that this case is different from cases that occurred under King Rama IX.
29 Nov 2016
Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn on Tuesday became the new monarch of Thailand, succeeding his father King Bhumibol who died seven weeks ago at 88. Ending nearly two months of royal interregnum, the prince assumed the kingship as the 10th King of his dynasty just three days before a public holiday commemorating the birth of his late father, who was widely revered as a national father figure.