Thai king creates boot camp-style 'unity' courses

Asia Pacific Nov 1, 2019

Thai king creates boot camp-style 'unity' courses

by Panu Wongcha-Um

Thousands of civil servants, police and teachers are being sent to a military camp in Thailand for intensive training in community service and loyalty to the monarchy, according to the royal palace and interviews with trainees and organizers. The program, established last year, highlights the ...

Asia Pacific Nov 4, 2016

Thai crown prince will ascend throne Dec. 1, palace official says

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will ascend Thailand's throne on Dec. 1, following the death of his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a senior palace official said Thursday. The official said preparations for his ascension are ongoing. The crown prince is currently in Germany and will return home ...