Tag: Monarchy

THAI KING’s ABSOLUTE REIGN

The Thai military, which helped the country’s establishment create an unassailable monarchy to further its ends, now finds that it has created an uncontrollable figure in the form of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, the 67-year-old monarch who took the throne on...

/ October 11, 2019

A NEW ROYAL CONSORT RAISES UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTIONS about THE ROLE OF ROYALTY IN THAILAND

After three failed marriages, Vajiralongkorn has lost interest in fulfilling the institution’s role in projecting family values. And after appointing a noble consort, it's a tall order to rescue King Vajiralongkorn’s image.

/ September 12, 2019
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The NEW REIGN of DIVISION HAS BEGUN in THAILAND

Royal absolutism is likely to pick up speed following the coronation. The possibility of consensus-making will diminish the more absolutism grows, and so too will the likelihood of political conflict.

/ May 8, 2019
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OF KING, SEX, & ABDICATION

Sultan Mohammad V could have diffused the controversy if he had taken the path of another Constitutional Monarch, England’s King Edward VIII who abdicated in 1936 and walked into the horizon for “love.”

/ January 12, 2019