Tag: Maha Vajiralongkorn
Future Forward party says no emergency justifies the decree, accuses PM of acting like a junta leader.
King Vajiralongkorn's coronation comes amid the uncertainty of an unresolved election battle in the country.
Thai Raksa Chart's move to bring in Princess Ubolratana for premier is a shocking move, bringing Thai royalty to frontline politics for the first time since the 1932 establishment of a constitutional monarchy.
The election is expected to be held before the coronation of Thailand's king in early May.
Majlis pertabalan rasmi ditangguhkan sehingga tempoh perkabungan untuk Raja Bhumibol Adulyadej tamat.
The official coronation has been delayed until after a period of mourning for King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was revered as a semi-divine figure in Thailand.
The violence, which saw tires set alight and dozens of electricity poles damaged by explosives, struck only hours after Thailand's king Maha Vajiralongkorn signed a new military-backed charter into law.
Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, who will be known as King Rama X, or the 10th king of the 234-year-old Chakri Dynasty, can only be formally crowned after his father's royal cremation, which will take place next year.