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Bhumibol Adulyadej

Funeral for beloved Thai king a 5-day marathon of solemnity

In this Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, photo, customers are reflected in a mirror while buying black clothing in honor of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. BANGKOK (AP) — The exactingly planned five-day funeral for Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be governed by …

Artisans making preparations for Thai king’s funeral

NAKON PATHOM, Thailand (AP) — In a large workshop about an hour west of the Thai capital, fans ease the stultifying heat beating down on artisans hard at work fashioning ornate articles, large and small, to be used at the cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The work — weaving embroideries, …

Thailand’s new king appoints a smaller council of advisers

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun named an 11-member council of advisers on Tuesday, bringing in three new officials, including a former army chief and two representatives of the ruling junta. The so-called Privy Council he named is smaller than the 16-member council of his father, the …