On coronation IV

6 05 2019

Some of the reporting, including comments by various academic observers, has been pretty bland, suggesting considerable fear and self-censorship at work. There are times when it might be better not to comment at all.

Even so, there’s been some stories worth reading. Here’s a selection:

RTE, 2 May: “Thai king marries consort in unexpected ceremony

Reuters, 2 May: “Thailand’s New Queen: Flight Attendant to Bodyguard to Royalty

Daily Times, 3 May: “Powerful, rich and shrouded in secrecy: Thailand’s King Rama X

The Economist, 4 May: “King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand is crowned

Los Angeles Times, 4 May: “Thailand crowns its king in a gilded spectacle rarely seen in the modern era

ABC, 4 May: “Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn crowned

DW, 4 May: “Thailand crowns King Maha Vajiralongkorn

France 24, 4 May: “Vajiralongkorn: From jet-set playboy to king of Thailand

Al Jazeera, 4 May: “Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn crowned as divine monarch

AFP, 5 May: “Thailand’s monarchy has survived major upheavals and a turbulent domestic political scene

AFP, 5 May: “Cabin crew, bodyguard, Thai queen: Suthida’s meteoric rise

AMM, 5 May: “EXCLUSIVE—Leaked documents show that the Thai military is bringing more than 110,000 people to Bangkok on Sunday to boost the size of the crowd at King Vajiralongkorn’s coronation procession.”

Brinkwire, 5 May: “Queen Suthida Of Thailand Facts: New Monarch Was Once A Flight Attendant


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