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An admiral of the fleet or fleet admiral (sometimes also known as admiral of the navy or grand admiral) is a military naval officer of the highest rank.
Al Jazeera (translit,, literally "The Island", though referring to the Arabian Peninsula in context), also known as JSC (Jazeera Satellite Channel), is a state-funded broadcaster in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.
The Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall or the Ambara Villa (พระที่นั่งอัมพรสถาน: Phra Thinang Amphorn Sathan) is a royal mansion situated inside Bangkok's Dusit Palace.
The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall (พระที่นั่งอนันตสมาคม: Phra Thinang Anantasamakhom: translated as "The place of immense gathering"Noobanjong, page 167) is a royal reception hall within Dusit Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.
Asia Sentinel is a web-based Asian regional publication focused on news, business, arts and culture.
The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.
The Australian Army is Australia's military land force.
Princess Bajrakitiyabha (พัชรกิติยาภา;;; affectionally known as Princess Pa or Patty, born 7 December 1978) is a princess of Thailand, the first grandchild of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit of Thailand, and the only one of the seven children of King Maha Vajralongkorn born to his first wife Princess Soamsavali.
Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of the Kingdom of Thailand.
The Bangkok Post is a broadsheet English-language daily newspaper published in Bangkok, Thailand.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
Bhumibol Adulyadej (ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช;;; see full title below; 5 December 1927 – 13 October 2016), conferred with the title King Bhumibol the Great in 1987, was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri dynasty as Rama IX.
Bilahari Kim Hee Papanasam Setlur Kausikan PJG, PPA(E), PBS is a retired Singaporean diplomat and civil servant. He was Ambassador-at-Large and Policy Advisor at Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Kausikan was formerly Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and has served as Singapore's Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Ambassador to Russia. He is often referred to as "Singapore's undiplomatic diplomat" and has been known in recent years for commenting extensively on Singapore's foreign affairs on Facebook.
The Boeing 737 is a short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes in the United States.
The Boeing 737 Classic refers to the -300/-400/-500 series of the Boeing 737.
Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.
The cabinet of Thailand or, formally, the Council of Ministers of Thailand (คณะรัฐมนตรี; is a body composed of thirty-five of the most senior members of the government of the Kingdom of Thailand.
Canberra is the capital city of Australia.
The Chakri dynasty (จักรี) is the current ruling royal house of the Kingdom of Thailand, while the Head of the house is the monarch.
Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poraminthra Maha Chulalongkorn Phra Chunla Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua (พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาจุฬาลงกรณ์ พระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว), or Rama V (20 September 1853 – 23 October 1910), was the fifth monarch of Siam under the House of Chakri.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
The coronation of the Thai monarch is a ceremony in which the King of Thailand is formally consecrated by anointment and crowning.
A crop top (also cropped top, belly shirt, half shirt, midriff shirt, midriff top, tummy top, short shirt, and cutoff shirt) is a top, the lower part of which is high enough to expose the waist, navel, or some of the midriff.
The Crown Prince of Thailand (or Siam; สยามมกุฎราชกุมาร) is a title held by the heir apparent to the Thai throne.
Queen Debsirindra of Siam (เทพศิรินทร), formerly Queen Ramphoei Phamaraphirom (รำเพยภมราภิรมย์), born Princess Ramphoei Siriwong (รำเพย ศิริวงศ์; 17 July 1834 – 9 September 1861) was the second consort of King Mongkut, and mother of King Chulalongkorn.
Devan Uthayavongse, the Prince Devawongse Varoprakar (พระองค์เจ้าเทวัญอุไทยวงศ์ กรมพระยาเทวะวงศ์วโรปการ) 27 November 1858 – 28 June 1923) is Siamese prince and diplomat during the reign of Rama V and Rama VI. Born as son of King Mongkut and Princess Consort Piam with the given name Prince Devan Uthayavongse (เทวัญอุไทยวงศ์), he had the same parents as the 3 queens of King Chulalongkorn, Queen Sunandha Kumariratana, Queen Savang Vadhana and Queen Saovabha Bhongsi. HRH Prince Devawongse Varoprakar was the 42nd child of King Mongkut's 82 children. He is the founder of the House of Devakula (ราชสกุลเทวกุล) and was also known for naming the solar calendar months after the zodiac signs.
Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti (born 29 April 2005; ทีปังกรรัศมีโชติ) is a member of the country's Chakri dynasty and heir presumptive to the throne of Thailand.
Don Muang Tollway Public Company Limited (the Company) is the provider of tollway transport service for the section of Din Daeng District - Anusornsathan as a choice between Vibhavadi Rangsit Road (at grade road) and toll road for the people to travel along Bangkok Metropolis and its northern vicinity area and as the main road heading for the Upper Central Region, Northern Region, and Northeastern Region, with a total distance of 21.9 km.
Dusit Palace (พระราชวังดุสิต, Phra Ratcha Wang Dusit) is a compound of royal residences in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Most Distinguished Family Order of Terengganu (Bahasa Melayu: Darjah Kebesaran Kerabat Terengganu Yang Amat Mulia)Royal Ark, is an honorific order of the Sultanate of Terengganu.
The Far Eastern Economic Review (also referred to as FEER or The Review) was an English language Asian news magazine started in 1946.
A fixed-wing aircraft is an aircraft, such as an airplane or aeroplane (note the two different spellings), which is capable of flight using wings that generate lift caused by the vehicle's forward airspeed and the shape of the wings.
"Air Chief Marshal" Fufu (or Foo Foo ฟูฟู;; 1997–2015) was the pet poodle of Maha Vajiralongkorn, who was the Crown Prince of Thailand while the dog was alive.
A G-string is a type of thong, a narrow piece of fabric, leather, or satin that covers or holds the genitals, passes between the buttocks, and is attached to a waistband around the hips.
The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) for the United States Air Force (USAF).
Harry Nicolaides (born 1967 or 1968) is an Australian writer of Greek-Cypriot origin who was imprisoned in Thailand under the Thai lèse majesté law, for a passage in a 2005 novel that defamed the Monarchy of Thailand|Thai monarchy.
Imgur is an online image sharing community and image host founded by Alan Schaaf in 2009.
The judiciary of Germany is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in Germany.
Kasit Piromya (กษิต ภิรมย์;; born 15 December 1944 in Thonburi) is a Thai diplomat, Democrat Party politician, and former People's Alliance for Democracy ("Yellow Shirts") activist.
Kindergarten (from German, literally meaning 'garden for the children') is a preschool educational approach based on playing, singing, practical activities such as drawing, and social interaction as part of the transition from home to school.
The King's Guard (ทหารรักษาพระองค์) is a ceremonial designation given to various regiments within the Royal Thai Armed Forces.
Kitiyakara Voralaksana, Prince of Chanthaburi I (กิติยากรวรลักษณ์;; 8 June 1874 – 27 May 1931) was a Prince of Siam, a member of the Siamese Royal Family (later Thailand).
In Thailand, lèse majesté is criminalized by Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code.
Chom Phon Akat (จอมพลอากาศ) or Marshal of the Royal Thai Air Force is a 5-star rank and the most senior rank in the Royal Thai Air Force.
Mahidol Adulyadej, Prince of Songkla (สมเด็จเจ้าฟ้ามหิดลอดุลยเดช กรมหลวงสงขลานครินทร์) or Mahidol Adulyadej the Prince Father (สมเด็จพระมหิตลาธิเบศร อดุลยเดชวิกรม พระบรมราชชนก, 1 January 1892 – 24 September 1929) or Mahidol Songkla was the father of King Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII) and King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) of Thailand.
Manager Magazin is a German monthly business magazine focusing on business, finance and management based in Hamburg, Germany.
The Royal Thai Army (RTA) (กองทัพบกไทย, RTGS Kong Thap Bok Thai) is the land-based part of the Thai military.
Millfield is a co-educational independent (i.e. fee-paying) school for pupils aged 13–18 years based in Street, Somerset, England.
The Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Thailand (กระทรวงมหาดไทย;; Abrv: MOI) is a cabinet-level department in the Government of Thailand.
The monarchy of Thailand (whose monarch is referred to as the King of Thailand or historically as the King of Siam; พระมหากษัตริย์ไทย) refers to the constitutional monarchy and monarch of the Kingdom of Thailand (formerly Siam). The King of Thailand is the head of state and head of the ruling Royal House of Chakri. Although the current Chakri Dynasty was created in 1782, the existence of the institution of monarchy in Thailand is traditionally considered to have its roots from the founding of the Sukhothai Kingdom in 1238, with a brief interregnum from the death of Ekkathat to the accession of Taksin in the 18th century. The institution was transformed into a constitutional monarchy in 1932 after the bloodless Siamese Revolution of 1932. The monarchy's official ceremonial residence is the Grand Palace in Bangkok, while the private residence has been at the Dusit Palace. The King of Thailand's titles include Head of State, Head of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, Adherent of Buddhism and Upholder of religions.
Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poramenthra Maha Mongkut Phra Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua (พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรเมนทรมหามงกุฎ พระจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว), or Rama IV, known in English-speaking countries as King Mongkut (18 October 18041 October 1868), was the fourth monarch of Siam (Thailand) under the House of Chakri, ruling from 1851 to 1868.
Nakhon Ratchasima (นครราชสีมา) is one of the four major cities of Isan, Thailand, known as the "big four of Isan".
Nakkhatra Mangala, Prince of Chanthaburi II (นักขัตรมงคล;; January 4, 1897 – February 11, 1953), was the eldest son of Kitiyakara Voralaksana, Prince of Chanthaburi and Princess Apsarasaman Kitiyakara.
Nation Multimedia Group Public Company Limited (NMG) (บริษัท เนชั่น มัลติมีเดีย กรุ๊ป จำกัด (มหาชน)) is one of Thailand's largest media companies.
The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (สภานิติบัญญัติแห่งชาติ;; abrv: NLA) was the unicameral legislative branch of the government of Thailand.
The Northrop F-5A and F-5B Freedom Fighter and the F-5E and F-5F Tiger II are part of a supersonic light fighter family, initially designed in the late 1950s by Northrop Corporation.
The Military Order of Aviz (Ordem Militar de Avis), previously to 1910 Royal Military Order of Aviz (Ordem Real Militar de Avis), previously to 1789 Knights (of the Order) of Saint Benedict of Aviz (Ordem de São Bento de Aviz) or Friars of Santa Maria of Évora, is a Portuguese order of chivalry, founded in Portugal in 1146.
The Royal and Distinguished Spanish Order of Charles III (Real y Distinguida Orden Española de Carlos III) was established by the King of Spain Carlos III by means of the Royal Decree of 19 September 1771, with the motto Virtuti et mérito.
The Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao (เครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์จุลจอมเกล้า) was established on 16 November 1873 by King Rama V of The Kingdom of Siam (now Thailand) to commemorate the 90th Jubilee of the Chakri Dynasty, and bears his name (จุลจอมเกล้า Chula Chom Klao).
The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (German: Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is the only federal decoration of Germany.
The Order of Symbolic Propitiousness Ramkeerati (Special Class) - Boy Scout Citation Medal (เครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันเป็นสิริยิ่งรามกีรติ ลูกเสือสดุดีชั้นพิเศษ) is established on 26 November 1987 (B.E. 2530) by King Rama IX of Thailand to be bestowed onto those who have rendered constant service and support to Boy Scout activities for at least five consecutive years.
is Japan's highest order.
The Order of the Crown (Kroonorde) is a house order of the Dutch Royal House.
The Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand (เครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันมีเกียรติยศยิ่งมงกุฎไทย) is a Thai order, established in 1869 by King Rama V of The Kingdom of Siam (now Thailand) for Thais, the royal family, governmental employees, and foreign dignitaries for their outstanding services to the Kingdom of Thailand.
The Most Esteemed Order of the Defender of the Realm (Darjah Yang Mulia Pangkuan Negara) is a Malaysian federal award presented for meritorious service to the country.
The Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn (เครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันเป็นที่สรรเสริญยิ่งดิเรกคุณาภรณ์) was established by King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) on 22 July 1991 (B.E. 2534) to be bestowed upon those who have rendered devotional services to the Kingdom of Thailand.
The Order of the Elephant (Elefantordenen) is a Danish order of chivalry and is Denmark's highest-ranked honour.
The Ancient and Auspicious Order of the Nine Gems (เครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันเป็นโบราณมงคลนพรัตนราชวราภรณ์) was established in 1851 by King Rama IV of the Kingdom of Siam (now Thailand).
The Most Auspicious Order of the Rajamitrabhorn (เครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันเป็นมงคลยิ่งราชมิตราภรณ์) is the highest royal order of Thailand.
The Most Illustrious Order of the Royal House of Chakri (เครื่องขัตติยราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันมีเกียรติคุณรุ่งเรืองยิ่งมหาจักรีบรมราชวงศ์) was established in 1882 by King Rama V of the Kingdom of Siam (now Thailand) to commemorate the Bangkok Centennial.
The Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant (เครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันเป็นที่เชิดชูยิ่งช้างเผือก) is an order of Thailand.
In the Dutch honours system, most orders are the responsibility of ministers of the Netherlands Government.
Princess Piyamavadi Sri Bajarindra Mata (สมเด็จพระปิยมาวดี ศรีพัชรินทรมาตา) or Chao Khun Chom Manda Piam (เจ้าคุณจอมมารดาเปี่ยม) née Piam Sucharitakul (เปี่ยม สุจริตกุล). She was one of the royal wives of King Mongkut and was of Thai-Chinese descent.
Prajadhipok (ประชาธิปก; 8 November 1893 – 30 May 1941), also Rama VII, was the seventh monarch of Siam of the Chakri dynasty.
Prayut Chan-o-cha (previously spelt "Prayuth Chan-ocha"); (ประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา,,; born 21 March 1954) is a Thai politician, retired Royal Thai Army officer and the head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), a military junta, and concurrently serves as the Prime Minister of Thailand.
Prem Tinsulanonda (เปรม ติณสูลานนท์;;; born 26 August 1920) is a retired Thai military officer who served as Prime Minister of Thailand from 3 March 1980 to 4 August 1988, during which time he was credited with ending a communist insurgency and presiding over accelerating economic growth.
The President of the National Assembly (ประธานรัฐสภาไทย) is the presiding officer (speaker) of the National Assembly of Thailand. Since 1997, the office has been an ex officio position occupied by the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand (ประธานสภาผู้แทนราษฎร). The President is therefore an MP, usually from the majority party in the House of Representatives. The Speaker or the President is elected at the beginning of a House session immediately after an election, there are no term limits for the office. In the aftermath of the Coup d'etat in 2014, the function of legislative assembly was turned over to the junta-controlled National Legislative Assembly, which Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, President of the National Legislative Assembly, is occupying ex officio position of President of the National Assembly. The office of the President of the National Assembly was first established in 1932, with the establishment of the first legislature of Thailand. The office of the President of the People's Assembly of Siam was first occupied by Chaophraya Thammasakmontri (Sanan Thephasadin na Ayutthaya).
The Prime Minister (นายกรัฐมนตรี) of Thailand is the head of government of Thailand.
The Privy Council of Thailand (คณะองคมนตรีไทย, khana ongkhamontri thai) is a body of appointed advisors to the Monarch of Thailand.
A public school in England and Wales is a long-established, student-selective, fee-charging independent secondary school that caters primarily for children aged between 11 or 13 and 18, and whose head teacher is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC).
The Rajabhat Universities (มหาวิทยาลัยราชภัฏ) compose one of the university systems in Thailand.
The Rattanakosin Kingdom (อาณาจักรรัตนโกสินทร์) is the fourth and present traditional centre of power in the history of Thailand (or Siam).
In Thailand, the regent (ผู้สำเร็จราชการแทนพระองค์) is a person who exercises the official functions of a monarch of Thailand when the monarch is incapable of functioning or during a period of interregnum.
The Royal Military College, Duntroon, also known simply as Duntroon, is the Australian Army's officer training establishment.
The Royal Order of the Seraphim (Swedish: Kungliga Serafimerorden; Seraphim being a category of Angels) is a Swedish order of chivalry created by King Frederick I on 23 February 1748, together with the Order of the Sword and the Order of the Polar Star.
The Royal Thai Air Force or RTAF (กองทัพอากาศไทย) is the air force of the Kingdom of Thailand.
The Royal Thai Armed Forces (กองทัพไทย) is the name of the military of the Kingdom of Thailand.
The Royal Thai Army or RTA (กองทัพบกไทย) is the army of Thailand responsible for protecting its sovereignty and national interests.
The Royal Thai Navy or RTN (กองทัพเรือไทย) is the naval force of Thailand and part of the Royal Thai Armed Forces.
The Royal Victorian Order (Ordre royal de Victoria) is a dynastic order of knighthood established in 1896 by Queen Victoria.
Queen Savang Vadhana of Siam (สว่างวัฒนา;, 10 September 1862 – 17 December 1955) was a consort and half-sister of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V).
Sirikit (สิริกิติ์;;; born Mom Rajawongse Sirikit Kitiyakara (สิริกิติ์ กิติยากร) on 12 August 1932) is the queen mother of Thailand.
Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana (สิริวัณณวรีนารีรัตน์;;; born 8 January 1987) is a royal Thai professional badminton player and princess of Thailand as the only daughter of King Vajiralongkorn and Sujarinee Vivacharawongse (commonly known as Yuvadhida Polpraserth).
A sleeve tattoo (or tattoo sleeve) is a large tattoo, or a collection of smaller tattoos, that has a unified theme, that covers most or all of a person's arm, usually from shoulder to wrist.
Princess Soamsawali (โสมสวลี), born Mom Luang Soamsawali Kitiyakara (โสมสวลี กิติยากร;; on 13 July 1957), is a member of the Thai royal family, and is the former wife of her first cousin King Vajiralongkorn.
Princess Srinagarindra (ศรีนครินทรา;; 21 October 1900 – 18 July 1995) née Sangwan Talapat (สังวาลย์ ตะละภัฏ) was a member of the Thai Royal Family.
Than Phu Ying Srirasmi Suwadee (ศรีรัศมิ์ สุวะดี;; born 9 December 1971), formerly Princess Srirasmi, Royal Consort to the Crown Prince of Thailand, is a former member of the royal family of Thailand.
Sujarinee Vivacharawongse (สุจาริณี วิวัชรวงศ์;; May 26, 1962), née Yuvadhida Polpraserth (ยุวธิดา ผลประเสริฐ), stage-named Yuvadhida Suratsawadee (ยุวธิดา สุรัสวดี) or nicknamed Benz (เบ๊นซ์), is a Thai actress and the second consort of Vajiralongkorn, the then Crown Prince of Thailand, from 1994 to 1996.
Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University or STOU (Thai: มหาวิทยาลัยสุโขทัยธรรมาธิราช) is one of two open universities in Thailand.
The Supreme Patriarch or Sangharaja (สังฆราช) is the head of the order of Buddhist monks in Thailand.
Surayud Chulanont (สุรยุทธ์ จุลานนท์, RTGS: Surayut Chulanon; born 28 August 1943) is a Thai politician.
Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya (พลเอกหญิง ท่านผู้หญิงสุทิดา วชิราลงกรณ์ ณ อยุธยา), née Suthida Tidjai (สุทิดา ติดใจ;; born 3 June 1976) is a Thai military officer.
A constitutional referendum was held in Thailand on 7 August 2016. The charter offered only semi-democracy and was seen to tighten military rule in Thailand. However, it was approved by 61% of voters with a 59% turnout. A second proposal for the next Prime Minister to be jointly elected by Senators and MPs was also approved. However, the opposition groups to the constitution were barred from formally campaigning against it by the military government, while the military government actively campaigned for its adoption.
The Thai Public Broadcasting Service (องค์การกระจายเสียงและแพร่ภาพสาธารณะแห่งประเทศไทย), or TPBS (..ท.), is a public broadcasting service in Thailand.
Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a unitary state at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces.
Thaksin Shinawatra (ทักษิณ ชินวัตร,,; born 26 July 1949) is a Thai and Montenegrin businessman and politician.
The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published in Australia from Monday to Saturday each week since 14 July 1964.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Economist is an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited at offices in London.
The Express Tribune is a major daily English-language newspaper based in Pakistan.
The Irrawaddy is a website by the Irrawaddy Publishing Group (IPG), founded in 1990 by Burmese exiles living in Thailand.
The King Never Smiles is an unauthorized biography of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej by Paul M. Handley, a freelance journalist who lived and worked as a foreign correspondent in Thailand.
The King's School is a private, Anglican, day and boarding school for boys, located in North Parramatta in the western suburbs of Sydney.
The Nikkei,, is Nikkei, Inc.'s flagship publication and the world's largest financial newspaper, with a daily circulation exceeding three million.
The Scotsman is a Scottish compact newspaper and daily news website headquartered in Edinburgh.
The Straits Times is an English-language daily broadsheet newspaper based in Singapore currently owned by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).
Trat (ตราด) is the easternmost province (changwat) along the Thai coast.
The United States diplomatic cables leak, widely known as Cablegate, began on Sunday, 28 November 2010 when WikiLeaks—a non-profit organization that publishes submissions from anonymous whistleblowers—began releasing classified cables that had been sent to the U.S. State Department by 274 of its consulates, embassies, and diplomatic missions around the world.
The University of New South Wales (UNSW; branded as UNSW Sydney) is an Australian public research university located in the Sydney suburb of Kensington.
Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poramenthra Maha Vajiravudh Phra Mongkut Klao Chao Yu Hua (พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรเมนทรมหาวชิราวุธฯ พระมงกุฎเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว), or Phra Bat Somdet Phra Ramathibodi Si Sinthra Maha Vajiravudh Phra Mongkut Klao Chao Yu Hua (พระบาทสมเด็จพระรามาธิบดีศรีสินทรมหาวชิราวุธฯ พระมงกุฎเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว), or Rama VI (1 January 1880 – 26 November 1925), was the sixth monarch of Siam under the Chakri dynasty, ruling from 1910 until his death.
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The Volunteer Defense Corps (กองอาสารักษาดินแดน; abbreviated VDC) is a Thai paramilitary under the authority of the Department Of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Interior.
Wat Pavaranivesh Vihara Rajavaravihara (วัดบวรนิเวศวิหารราชวรวิหาร) is a major Buddhist temple (wat) in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand.
Wat Phra Kaew, commonly known in English as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and officially as Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram, is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple (wat) in Thailand. The Emerald Buddha housed in the temple is a potent religio-political symbol and the palladium (protective image) of Thai society. It is located in Phra Nakhon District, the historic centre of Bangkok, within the precincts of the Grand Palace. The main building is the central phra ubosot, which houses the statue of the Emerald Buddha. According to legend, this Buddha image originated in India where the sage Nagasena prophesized that the Emerald Buddha would bring "prosperity and pre-eminence to each country in which it resides", the Emerald Buddha deified in the Wat Phra Kaew is therefore deeply revered and venerated in Thailand as the protector of the country. Historical records however dates its finding to Chiang Rai in the 15th century where, after it was relocated a number of times, it was finally taken to Thailand in the 18th century. It was enshrined in Bangkok at the Wat Phra Kaew temple in 1782 during the reign of Phutthayotfa Chulalok, King Rama I (1782–1809). This marked the beginning of the Chakri Dynasty of Thailand, whose current sovereign is Vajiralongkorn, King Rama X. The Emerald Buddha, a dark green statue, is in a standing form, about tall, carved from a single jade stone ("emerald" in Thai means deep green colour and not the specific stone). It is carved in the meditating posture in the style of the Lanna school of the northern Thailand. Except for the Thai King and, in his stead, the Crown Prince, no other persons are allowed to touch the statue. The King changes the cloak around the statue three times a year, corresponding to the summer, winter, and rainy seasons, an important ritual performed to usher good fortune to the country during each season.
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The Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand, Buddhist Era 2550 (2007) (รัฐธรรมนูญแห่งราชอาณาจักรไทย พุทธศักราช ๒๕๕๐) was the constitution of Thailand which was in effect from 2007 to 2014.
The 2007 Southeast Asian Games (Kila haeng echeiy tawan oak cheing tai 2007), officially known as the 24th Southeast Asian Games (Kila haeng echeiy tawan oak cheing tai krang thi 24) was a Southeast Asian multi-sport event held in Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat), Thailand.
The Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand (Interim) 2014 (รัฐธรรมนูญแห่งราชอาณาจักรไทย (ฉบับชั่วคราว) พุทธศักราช ๒๕๕๗) was a constitution of Thailand in force between 2014–17.
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