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Watch: "Heaven on Earth" crematorium of late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej opens to public

Bhumibol's reputation as "father of the nation" was burnished by a careful palace PR machine, while criticism of the king and key senior royals is banned under a tough lese majeste law.

Thailand cabinet paves way for prince's endorsement as king
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Thailand cabinet paves way for prince's endorsement as king

Thailand's cabinet on Tuesday submitted the name of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to the nation's rubber-stamp parliament, paving the way for his endorsement as king several weeks after his father's death.

PM Narendra Modi halts at Bangkok en route Japan to pay respects to late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej
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PM Narendra Modi halts at Bangkok en route Japan to pay respects to late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his way to Japan, arrived in the Thai capital on Thursday for a brief stopover to pay homage to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-ruling monarch, who died last month.

PM Modi makes a brief visit to Thailand to pay respects to late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
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PM Modi makes a brief visit to Thailand to pay respects to late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Modi was received at the airport by Thailand's Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.

Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej passes away: World leaders join Thai people in Mourning
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Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej passes away: World leaders join Thai people in Mourning

World leaders and Thai people alike are mourning King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died on Thursday at age 88, after 70 years on the throne

Thailand: Radio show host defames monarchy on air, jailed for five years
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Thailand: Radio show host defames monarchy on air, jailed for five years

A Thai radio show host has been jailed for five years for royal defamation, his lawyer said on Tuesday, one of the first sentences passed by a military court for breaching the draconian law since a May coup.