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Tag: King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Relics picked from late Thai King’s ashes

The grand send-off, held a year after Bhumibol died aged 88, was a spectacular show of the elaborate, enigmatic rituals that gird a powerful monarchy cloaked in myth and spirituality.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand’s late king

King Bhumibol is often referred to as “father” by Thais and is credited with reviving the popularity of the monarchy in Thailand.

The turbulent reign of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol

Here are some key dates during the reign of Bhumibol, Rama IX of the Chakri dynasty.

Fit for a king: Thailand’s royal cremation

Here's a few things to know about the funeral of a king revered as a demi-god who reigned for seven decades.

Thai monks receive alms to mark a year since death of...

The monks filed past hundreds of Thais clad in mourning black, receiving packages of biscuits and bottled water, among other items, in large brass alms bowls.

Thailand prepares to bid farewell to ‘the people’s king’

Among the many royal objects restored for the funeral is a golden chariot that will carry the king’s body in a giant ornate urn to the cremation site.

Thais urged to tone down the fun in run-up to king’s...

Junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha urged the public to adhere to mourning guidelines as the October 26 cremation approaches.

Thousands queue to pay last respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol

King Bhumibol died last October aged 88 and his body has laid in state in a gold hall at the palace.

Golden chariot restored for Thai king’s ‘ascent to heaven’

Pulled by 216 men, it will carry the ornate urn containing King Bhumibol Adulyadej's body to the site of the cremation at the Sanam Luang ground outside the Royal Palace.

Obama pays tribute to Thai king as ‘close friend’ of US

Obama's warm words for the monarch belie difficult recent relations with Thailand.

Black-clad Thais mourn king as nation holds Buddhist rites

His remains will be taken to the nearby Grand Palace, a complex of glittering temples and pavilions in the heart of the capital, and large crowds are expected to pour onto the streets to pay their respects as the motorcade passes.

Thai king’s condition unstable after hemodialysis treatment

Anxiety over the king's health and an eventual succession has formed the backdrop to more than a decade of bitter political divide in Thailand that has included two military coups and often-violent street demonstrations.

Justo gets royal pardon in Thailand

Justo will have his sentence commuted by one-third and will probably serve the remainder of his jail term on parole or be transferred to another prison.

Doctors again drain water from Thai king’s brain

Analysts say the kingdom's decade-long political crisis is in part motivated by elites jostling to secure their primacy once his reign ends.